N400m fraud: Jonathan fails to appear in court
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday failed to appear in court to testify as a witness in the trial of former PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh
Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the service of subpoena on Jonathan over the trial of Metuh.
Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Ltd are facing a seven-count charge of receiving the sum of N400m from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki since January, 2016.
Defence counsel, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) informed the court that his chambers wrote Jonathan over the need to make him a witness without a response, adding that the defence will apply for a subpoena against Jonathan at the conclusion of Dasuki’s evidence.
The court had in compliance with the order of the Appeal Court in Abuja on September 29, served a subpoena on Dasuki to testify in the case.
But Dasuki’s lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN) said his client who has been detained for two years cannot be compelled to testify because he is.not in the state of mind to do so.
He added thaf he would need to be granted bail to refresh his memory of the records of events