Former Nigerian President Jonathan demands N1billion to appear in court
London, Oct. 31, 2017 (AltAfrika)-A Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has filed an application before a Federal High Court, Abuja, demanding a ridiculous amount of payment before he can appear in an on-going corruption case in which he was mentioned as a witness.
In the application, filed on his behalf by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) yesterday, the former president is asking the court to order Metuh, in the alternative, to deposit with the court N1 billion for him to cover his travelling expenses.
He said the demand for the money is in line with the provisions of Section 241 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2005.
The application was supported by a six-paragraph affidavit deposed to by litigation secretary in the chambers of Mike Ozekhome and Usman Salihu
Following separate applications by Metuh, Justice Okon Abang had issued two separate subpoenas ordering Jonathan and the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to appear in court today, Tuesday.
Justice Abang had while ordering Jonathan to appear in court directed the court bailiff to ensure the service of the suboena on him within five days.
Jonathan and Dasuki were summoned by the court upon applications by Metuh requesting that they 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.