Finally, DSS produces Dasuki at Olisa Metuh’s trial

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The Department of State Services has finally produced Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA), to testify at the ongoing corruption trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party.

This follows a series of orders issued by Justice Okon Abang directing the DSS to allow Dasuki appear in court.

Dasuki was dressed in a light blue attire with a cap to match when he was spotted at the Federal High Court on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Justice Abang turned down a request by Metuh’s lawyer to order the arrest of Lawal Daura, Director General of the DSS, for deliberately refusing to produce Dasuki in court in spite of several court orders to that regard.

Abang said it was premature to conclude that Lawal deliberately flouted the court order.

However, Sylvanus Tahir, counsel to the EFCC, told the court that the Legal Adviser of DSS informed him over the telephone that it was Dasuki who had consistently refused to be brought to court.

Metuh is being prosecuted for allegedly receiving N400 million from Dasuki. The money is believed to be part of the $2.1 billion meant for the acquisition of arms for the Nigerian armed forces.

He denies any wrongdoing and has insisted that he merely carried out orders from Goodluck Jonathan, who was the President and Commander in Chief at the time.

Metuh has also gotten the court to order Jonathan to appear in court and testify in the matter. However, the former President is yet to honour the summons..


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