Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to set aside the subpoena requesting him to show up in court as an observer to affirm with regards to a previous National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.
Jonathan, looked for an alternative prayer a request coordinating Metuh to deposit with the court for and for the benefit of him (Jonathan) the whole of N1 billion to cover transport costs for himself and his security work force from the place where he grew up, Otuoke in Bayelsa State, to Abuja.
The cash, as indicated by the Ex-President is additionally to cover the time that he may spend showing up under the steady gaze of the court as President of Nigeria between 2010 to 2015.
He fought that his demand was in line, with the constitution of Section 241(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
Following separate applications by Metuh, Justice Okon Abang had issued two separate subpoenas requesting Jonathan and the confined previous National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to show up in court on Tuesday.
Justice Abang had while requesting Jonathan to show up in court on Tuesday requested the court bailiff to guarantee the administration of the subpoena on Jonathan inside five days.
Jonathan and Dasuki were summoned by the court upon applications by Metuh asking for that they are requested to affirm with all due respect regarding the whole of N400m which he was said to have gotten deceitfully from the Office of the NSA in 2014.