Owhonda K. Buduziri,

Poet, Port Har­court 23, Writer/

Weekly Trust - - Voxpop -

Jonathan ask­ing the court to have Olisah Me­tuh pay him a bil­lion naira for sup­posed ex­penses ac­cru­able if he were to stand as wit­ness, is ob­vi­ously his pre­rog­a­tive as pro­vided for by Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act 2015. Not­with­stand­ing, the ex­cuses for de­mand­ing the sum are at best friv­o­lous and a cal­cu­lated strat­egy to evade be­ing prod­ded by the law and the skele­tons in the cup­board be­ing ex­posed, if there are any.

Also, go­ing by the prin­ci­ple of the rule of law by A.V.DICEY, which pro­poses that one is in­no­cent of any crime or charges against him/her un­til proven oth­er­wise by the court, Jonathan’s re­fusal to ap­pear be­fore the court, to give ev­i­dence that might ex­on­er­ate Me­tuh of any charges against him, could ul­ti­mately lead to a mis­car­riage of jus­tice against Me­tuh.

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