Following a request by the People’s Democratic Party’s former National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh to bring former president Goodluck Jonathan as a witness in his ongoing trial, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the ex-president to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of Metuh.
According to sources within the court, the subpoena was signed by the judge after he retired into his chambers on Monday. The source however stated that the ex-President’s appearance o Wednesday is dependent on if he got the subpoena between Monday when it was signed and Tuesday.
According to the source, the subpoena was filed before the judge by Metuh’s legal team and was signed after the proceedings on Monday. Metuh’s last witness, Mr. Ben Nwosu ended his testimony earlier on Monday. He insisted in his testimony that the 400 million paid to Chief Metuh from the office of the National Security Adviser in 2014 was authorised by former president Goodluck Jonathan.
By Joseph Odeh