Court Insists Dasuki Must Testify in Metuh’s Case, Strikes Out Application Against Subpoena
Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki
The Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out an application by the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, seeking an order setting aside the subpoena directing him to appear in court to testify on behalf of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh.
In his ruling, the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang said he lacked jurisdiction to hear and determine the motion by Dasuki since the subpoena order came from a higher court (Court of Appeal).
According to a report by Punch, Abang held that all issues raised by Dasuki, through his lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), had become academic since the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the complaints.
According to the judge, it would amount to “judicial anarchy” to hear Dasuki’s application on merit.
“If the applicant (Dasuki) is dissatisfied, he should know what to do and where to go, but certainly not this court,” the judge ruled.
But Dasuki, despite the subpoena issued on him upon Metuh’s application directing the Department of State Service to produce the detainee, is absent from court on Wednesday.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan also ordered by the court to appear in court upon an application by Metuh was also absent. However, it was gathered that Jonathan’s absence was because a bailiff is yet to serve him the subpoena.
But the Department of State Service in whose custody Dasuki is detained has yet to produce the ex-NSA in court. The judge had announced in court on Tuesday that he had, on Monday, issued a subpoena to be served on Jonathan.
But the judge, who fixed Wednesday (today) for his ruling on Dasuki’s motion, had ordered that both the ex-NSA and Jonathan must appear in court on Wednesday (today).
The two men were summoned by the court upon an application by Metuh requesting that they be ordered to testify in his defence with respect to the sum of N400m which he was said to have received fraudulently from the Office of the NSA in 2014.
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