Mr Uwajaren said the suspect was intercepted on September 8 in Ikoyi, Lagos, during an arranged meeting with a petitioner, Colonel Remi Abdulrahman Adeyemo (retd.).
Cubana Prime Minister is facing money laundering charges at the Special Offences Court in Lagos.
‘Bashir’ trended for over 24 hours on Twitter following Peoples Gazette’s exclusive report that stirred collective outrage among citizens.
“There must be zero tolerance for these practices if we want to build a great nation,” the minister said.
“Nobody is against his ambition but he cannot go and make irresponsible statements and think we will keep quiet and watch him degrade the president.”
The loot was reportedly tied to fraudulent contracts across Niger Delta when Mr Ekere led the regional development body. He denied all allegations.
The commission also confirmed the appointment of John Amadi as a substantive Deputy Inspector General of Police ((DIG).
Metuh was jailed over the allegation he received N 400 million from former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki before the 2015 election.
Naira Marley is being prosecuted for cybercrimes by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
It was not immediately clear when he would be granted bail or the level of information officials had been able to squeeze from him as of Saturday night.