An appeal court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), to testify in the trial of Olisa Metuh, erstwhile spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Metuh is accused of receiving N400 million from Dasuki – part of the said $2.1 billion earmarked to buy arms in combating Boko Haram insurgency.

He had asked the court to list the former NSA as a witness but Okon Abang, the judge, handling the matter declined his request.

At the court on Friday, a three-man panel led by Peter Ige, a judge, granted Metuh’s wish for Dasuki to testify in the trial.

The panel said the trial judge was wrong to regard Dasuki as a “non-compellable” witness in the case.

While nullifying Abang’s ruling, the court also directed the judge to state the dates in which the DSS would produce the former NSA in the trial.

The panel also held that privilege given to the lower court to sign the subpoena in any matter is not for the personal use but for the procurement of justice.

 

Credit: TheCable