Ap­peal Court Or­ders Da­suki’s Ap­pear­ance In Me­tuh’s Trial

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS -

AN Abuja Di­vi­sion of the Ap­peal Court has or­dered that a former Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­vi­sor, Sambo Da­suki, be made to ap­pear in the trial of former Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party spokesper­son, Olisa Me­tuh.

In giv­ing the or­der, the ap­pel­late court set aside the de­ci­sion of the Fed­eral High Court, which re­fused to com­pel Da­suki’s ap­pear­ance.

Me­tuh’s lawyers had ar­gued that Da­suki was a re­quired wit­ness since the money their client was ac­cused of mis­man­ag­ing came from his of­fice.

The court in a brief rul­ing yes­ter­day said the Abuja Divi­sionof thefed­er­al­high Court presided by Okon Abang was wrong to have re­garded Da­suki as a “non­com­pellable’ wit­ness in the mat­ter.

The court also ruled that the priv­i­lege given to the lower court to sign a sub­poena in civil or crim­i­nal mat­ter is not for the per­sonal use of the judge but for the pro­cure­ment of jus­tice. The court also or­dered the SSS, in whose cus­tody Da­suki has been for over one year, to pro­vide him at the next date of the trial.

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