Posted on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 02:12 PM

Former spokeman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has denied allegations that he is working with those interested in dragging down former President Goodluck Jonathan. 

A certain Save Ijaw Nation Group had claimed that the order of the court compelling the former President to appear before it, was Mr. Metuh's ploy to get "off the hook", while pulling down the former president and impugn on his character. 

But Mr. Metuh, in a statement personally signed by him, said there was no need negotiate anything since the allegations against him were baseless and totally false. 

"It is therefore inconceivable and completely ridiculous for anybody to think that I would for any reason betray or surrender myself to be used against President Goodluck Jonathan, for whom I have immense respect and served diligently, without any apologies, in and out of office.

"To what end will I conspire with the same set of people who singled me out to be humiliated and openly handcuffed while spreading all manner of malicious stories against me, most of which they even denied outright in court while others remain completely unsubstantiated?

Mr. Metuh stressed that  he will reconsider the process of his defence in view of the attention received by the court's demand for the former President's appearance.

"On the issue of conniving with the government against former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Save Ijaw Nation Group may be alarmed by successive media reports that he was ordered to be served on Tuesday with an instruction to appear the following day and subsequently given a five-day time limit; setting off a media frenzy as if the former president is needed for reasons more than a mere request by my lawyers for a corroborative evidence in my case.

"I totally concede that this is not deserving of the status, person and image of the former President especially with his contribution and sacrifices to national development and sustenance of democracy in our dear country.
 
"Without prejudice to all the foregoing, I accept that it was the need for corroboration of lack of mens rea on my part that led my lawyers to request for the evidence of the respected former President to assist them in proving my innocence.

"However, with all the controversies arising from the reports of the said pronouncements and the attendant concerns thereof, I have instructed my legal team to revisit and review the entire issue of the subpoena."

 

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Biko let Jonathan to be, better try to manage the situation yourself as inviting Jonathan might implicate the matter more.

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