GEJ’s Subpoena: Our lives are in danger — Metuh’s lawyer


A lawyer, who is part of the team of counsels defending former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisah Metuh, has alleged they have been under constant threats, for attempting to subpoena ex- President Goodluck Jonathan.  

The team had demanded that an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court impresses it on the ex-president appear as a witness in one of the proceedings for Metuh, who is presently facing trial at an for alleged diversion of N400 million from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

His lawyers led by a senior Advocate of Nigeria, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, had asked the court to compel two major witnesses, Mr. Dasuki and former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear as witnesses for the defence.

Following that request, Mr. Dasuki appeared in court in November but testified that he did not have details of the connection of Mr. Metuh with the fund he was accused of diverting.

Mr. Dasuki said he needed to consult his documents to give the details.
The court had in the last sitting ordered its bailiff to serve a subpoena on Mr. Jonathan at his Abuja residence in Abuja.

The court also noted that inability to serve Mr. Jonathan directly would cede responsibility to the defence to apply for service of the court order by substituted means.