I Won’t Come to Testify for Metuh – Dasuki

Former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd), who is in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS), has vowed not to come to court to stand as defence witness in the trial of former spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, who is standing trial on charges of receiving N400m from the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, prosecution counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, said he has been communicating with the legal adviser to Director General of the DSS on the possibility of bringing Dasuki to court on Tuesday.
According to Tahir, Dasuki said he was not interested in coming to court except by force.
Reading from a SMS sent by the legal Adviser, Tahir said the DSS was willing to bring him to court but Dasuki has bluntly refused.
The SMS from legal Adviser, which he read in the open court said: “Subject is adamant and bluntly refused to come except by force. After much persuasion he agreed to come on the next adjourned date.”
Recall, Dasuki was summoned by the court upon applications by Metuh requesting that he 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.
Also, based on the refusal of a Federal High Court in Abuja, to set aside the subpoena last week, Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji, told the court on Tuesday that an appeal has been entered at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, and therefore sought that the lower court should stay execution until the disposal of the appeal.
The court is yet to take a decision on that as proceedings are still ongoing as of when this report was filed.

Author: News Editor

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