Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki were absent in court on Wednesday, October 25 as the hearing in the trial of a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, resumed before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang had announced in court on Tuesday, October 24, that he had, on Monday, October 23, issued a subpoena to be served on Jonathan. But a court registrar told the judge during the Tuesday’s proceedings that the court bailiff had yet to serve the former President with the subpoena. Also on Tuesday, the judge heard an application filed by Dasuki praying for an order setting setting aside the subpoena issued on him.
But the judge, who fixed Wednesday (today) for his ruling on Dasuki’s motion, had ordered that both the ex-NSA must appear in court on Wednesday (today). The two men were summoned by the court upon an application by Metuh requesting that they be 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.