Jonathan Seeks N1bn From Metuh To Appear As Witness

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the former National Publicity Secretary to the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Olisa Metuh, to pay N1 Bn to cover his travel expenses to appear as a defence witness in Metuh’s trial.

At the resumed trial of Mr Metuh on Tuesday, Jonathan’s counsel, Mr Mike Ozekhome, asked the court to either set aside the subpoena for his appearance or compel to pay the amount. Ozekhome told the court that the demand for the payment is in line with the provisions of Section 241 subsection 2 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and is meant to cover travel expenses for himself and his security personnel from his hometown in Otuoke, Bayelsa State to Abuja.

The amount will also cover logistics and provision of tight security to cover whatever time the former President will spend appearing before the court.

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