Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has challenged an order of the Federal High Court mandating him to appear as a witness to testify in defence of a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.
The Punch reports that the former president on Monday, October 30, asked the court to set aside the order requiring him to appear as witness in Metuh’s trial. Jonathan also asked the court to order Metuh to deposit with the court the sum of N1bn to cover travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from his hometown, Otuoke in Bayelsa state, to Abuja.
The former president stated in his application that the money would also to cover the time that he may spend appearing before the court during the trial.
His request was in line, with the provisions of section 241(2) of the administration of criminal justice act, 2015.