THE federal high court, on Wednesday, November 1, in Abuja struck out the applications by former President Goodluck Jonathan and Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel and the detained former National Security Adviser, against the subpoenas ordering them to appear to testify in defence of Olisa Metuh, a former national publicity secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Justice Okon Abang, the trial judge, held that he had no jurisdiction to entertain Jonathan’s application challenging the subpoena since the (the ex-president) had yet to be served with the court’s subpoena directing him to appear in court.
But the court held that granting Dasuki’s application seeking an adjournment pending the determination of his motion in relation to the subpoena issued on him pending before the Court of Appeal, would amount to flouting the earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered on September 29, directing him to sign and ensure the execution of the subpoena on Dasuki.
Abang, after dismissing the application, ordered Dasuki to enter the witness box.
Dasuki was earlier produced in court on Wednesday, November 1, by the Department of State Service following the order of the court.
– Nov 1, 2017 @ 16:24 GMT |