Former National Publicity Secretary of the people’s Democratic Party, (PDP) had today request a federal high court sitting in Abuja to invite former President Goodluck Jonathan to serve as a witness over Four Hundred Million Fraud Allegation brought before him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
Metuh in his submission on Tuesday (Today) September 24th told the court headed by justice Abang to invite former President Jonathan to give evidence in his on-going trial.
Metuh is facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC alongside his company, Destra Investment on seven-count charges, bordering on money laundering to the tune of N400million (Four Hundred Million Naira), which he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, in 2014 under Sambo Dasuki as National Security Adviser.
Metuh while on cross-examination, claim “The payment of N400million was made by the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan”
“ I made a presentation and he informed me that he will make funds available for the prosecution of that national assignment and he even called me to tell me that the N400million has been paid”
I do not expect the President to be an agent of any individual or organ of his office, but I do know that he has a lot of aides that handle matters relating to different aspects,” he said.
Metuh reminded the court that he applied for former President Jonathan to be subpoenaed to give evidence concerning his claim that he was authorized by the ex-president but that the court ignored him, restating that the court should subpoenaed Jonathan to come and give evidence in the matter.
He said Mike Ozekhome; the then-lawyer to Jonathan told him that he needed to pay about N1.2billion (One Billion Two Hundred Million Naira) as for Jonathan’s transportation and to guarantee his security, before he could come to the court”.
“I am just hearing for the first time that the former president denied knowing me and had no business with me”.
“ I am not in a position to confirm or deny the opposition of his Excellency to be a witness; I can only confirm that he insisted that I should pay N1.2billion,” Metuh said.
Justice Abang, however, adjourned the matter to Thursday, September 26, 2019, for conclusion of arguments and admissibility of documents and for the continuation of trial.
Meanwhile operatives of the Abuja zonal office of the Economic and financial crime commission (EFCC) had also arrested four suspects popularly called Yahoo boys at news Engineering estate, Dawaki in Abuja Metropolis.
A statement obtained from the verified facebook account of the commission said the commission raided their residence after credible intelligence and arrested four of them.
The suspects include one Osasu Fred Akioyamem, Ehis Ehizoghie, Egheomwan, Chukwue.meka Chanimuya and Oris Karim
Item recovered include mobile phones, Laptop, Computers and Mercedes C350
The statement put further that all suspects will be a charge to court as soon as investigation is completed.