– Olisa Metuh’s lawyer has written former president Goodluck Jonathan for the second time asking him to appear as a witness in court for his client
A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has requested for a court order to allow former president, Goodluck Jonathan, appear in court as his defence witness in a case at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Metuh is facing trial over an allegation that he received N400m prior to the 2015 general election, has through his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), told Justice Okon Abang on Monday, October 23, that he had written Jonathan to that effect but that the former president did not reply,
His legal counsel Ikpeazu said he intends to apply for a subpoena to be issued on Jonathan so that he can appear as witness in the case against his client. He said in a statement that, “we have another witness on subpoena, and at the end of the evidence of this another witness, we will take a decision on whether or not the first defendant (Metuh) will testify. “The other witness we want to subpoena is Goodluck Jonathan, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” “We wrote him a letter but he did not respond and our plan will be to apply for the subpoena after the first application (for a subpoena to be issued on Dasuki).”
Meanwhile, Metuh’s request to compel detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, as his defence witness was resisted by Dasuki’s lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN).