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Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to set aside the subpoena ordering him to appear in court as a witness to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.

Jonathan, sought an alternative prayer, an order directing Metuh to deposit with the court for and on behalf of him (Jonathan) the sum of N1bn to cover travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from his hometown, Otuoke in Bayelsa State, to Abuja.

The money, according to the former President is also to cover the time that he may spend appearing before the court as President of Nigeria between 2010 to 2015.

The former President contended that his request was in line, with the provisions of Section 241(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

Following separate applications by Metuh, Justice Okon Abang had issued two separate subpoenas ordering Jonathan and the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to appear in court on Tuesday.

Justice Abang had while ordering Jonathan to appear in court on Tuesday ordered the court bailiff to ensure the service of the subpoena on Jonathan within five days.

Jonathan and Dasuki were summoned by the court upon applications by Metuh requesting that they are 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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  1. Hahahaha. I am just laughing in my native tongue. N400m for N1b, wow! Good business.

  2. Thieving Jonathan. Always about money. No honour. Suddenly he now lives in Otuoke..did i just hear him talk about his security aides. If as an ex-president he will spend N1b to organise himself n his security, we wonder how much he used to collect while he was president.. Shameless theif

    1. You are an idiot...of course,he has to appear,but will he use his urine to run the cost of appearing in Abuja??ewu Gambia...loom at who is calling someone a thief...

  3. He knows what will happen to him if he go, but can't he help his former crony? ?? This man must be guilty that is why he is putting this condition, and court should not grant his prayers.

  4. Another precedence in the off in. Only the poor are liable to the LAW.


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