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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

metuhs trial court rejects jonathans

Metuh’s trial: Court rejects Jonathan’s N1bn request, as Dasuki pleads memory loss

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, failed to persuade the Federal High Court in Abuja to set-aside the subpoena issued to compel him to testify as a witness in the ongoing trial of erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh.

The high court, in a ruling delivered by trial Justice Okon Abang, struck out the motion as lacking in merit. The Judge equally refused Jonathan’s alternative request for Metuh to be ordered to deposit with the court, the sum of N1billion in line with provisions of Section 241(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, before he would mount the witness box. 

Jonathan had in a motion his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, moved before the court yesterday, maintained that the N1bn would cover travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from his home town, Otuoke in Bayelsa State to Abuja, and also for time that he might spend appearing before the court as President of Nigeria between..Read more

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