Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has stated that the conviction of Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is evidence of President Buhari’s fight against corruption.
Olisa Metuh was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for collecting N400 million from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) Sambo Dasuki.
BMO said Metuh’s conviction would serve as deterrent to other political office holders who plan to abuse their office and embezzle public funds.
This was contained in a statement signed by the organisation’s Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke.
“Again, with the delivery of a guilty verdict on Metuh, the Nigerian judiciary has demonstrated its impartiality and that any person who violates the law, no matter how highly placed, will have his or her day in court. We believe that occupying government office is a rare opportunity to serve the people and not to take advantage of the system.
“We advise that those politicians who want to use public office to enrich themselves should have a rethink as there is a new Sherriff in town. Definitely, the Buhari administration is resolute in curbing corruption in our public life and the least that is expected of Nigerians, especially politicians, is to lend their support.”
The statement further said “While we do not gloat over the fate that has befallen Olisa Metuh and his co-travellers, yet it must be noted that due process was followed in his conviction and any country worth it’s salt must always adhere to the rule of law,”