Metuh's Trial: Court Strikes Out Dasuki's Application
The Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out an application by the detained National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, seeking an order aside the subpoena directing him to appear in court to testify on behalf of a former National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, ruled that having been ordered by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on September 29, 2017, he lacked jurisdiction to hear and determine the motion on merit.
He held that determining the motion on merit would amount to an attempt to review the judgment of a higher court, the Court of Appeal.
He held that all issues raised by Dasuki, through his lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN), had become academic since the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the complaints.
According to the judge, it would amount to “judicial anarchy” to hear Dasuki’s application on merit.
“If the applicant(Dasuki) is dissatisfied, he should know what to do and where to go, but certainly not this court,” the judge ruled.
But Dasuki, despite the subpoena issued on him upon Metuh’s application directing the Department of State Service to produce the detainee, is absent from court on Wednesday.
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