An Abuja Division of the Appeal Court has ordered that Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan be made to appear in the trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisa Metuh.
The court set aside the decision of the Federal High Court, which refused to compel Dasuki’s appearance to issue the order.
The court in a brief ruling on Friday said the Federal High Court, Abuja presided by Okon Abang was wrong to have regarded Dasuki as a “non-compellable’ witness in the matter.
Metuh’s legal team had argued that Dasuki was a required witness since the money their client was accused of mismanaging came from his office.
The Appeal Court 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.
This was as 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.