Court Rejects Jonathan Application Against Subpoena

Former National Security Adviser retired Col. Sambo Dasuki (R) with his counsel, Ahmed Raji, during his appearance at the Federal High Court in Abuja. NAN

The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the applications by former President Goodluck Jonathan and the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, against the subpoenas ordering them to appear before it to testify in defence of former PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, held that he has no jurisdiction to entertain Jonathan’s application challenging the subpoena since the former president had yet to be served with the court’s subpoena directing him to appear in court.

But the court held that granting the ex-NSA’s application seeking an adjournment pending the determination of his motion in relation to the subpoena issued on him pending before the Court of Appeal, would amount to flouting the earlier judgment of the ‎Court of Appeal delivered on September 29, directing him to sign and ensure the execution of the subpoena on Dasuki.

Justice Abang, after dismissing the application, ordered Dasuki to enter the witness box.

Dasuki was earlier produced in court on Wednesday by the Department of State Service following the order of the court.

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