Goodluck Jonathan requests ₦1billion naira from Metuh to appear as witness

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the court to compel the former Publicity Secretary to the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Olisa Metuh, to pay N1bn to cover his travel expenses to appear as a defense witness in Metuh’s trial.

Goodluck Jonathan Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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 and is meant to cover travel expenses for himself and his security personnel from his hometown in Otuoke, Bayelsa State to Abuja.

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

Mr Ozekhome told the court that the application is supported by eight grounds and that the court ought to hear the application.

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