Court Rejects Dasuki’s Application For Adjournment to Enable Him Refresh His Memory On Metuh’s Trial
Justice Okon Abang has dismissed the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki’s application for an adjournment to enable him to get documents to refresh his memory in the ongoing trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.
Justice Abang dismissed the application on the ground that Dasuki is not a party before and the application, therefore, lacks merit.
He added that Dasuki was not subpoenaed to tender documents but rather to be asked questions as a witness.
Dasuki, speaking in court said all his transactions with Metuh followed due process and he has never been charged or convicted in relation to his transactions with Metuh.
When confronted with documents he signed authorising payment to Metuh and Destra Investment Limited, Dasuki said it is a photocopied document by the Prosecution, who is desperate to secure the conviction and he cannot authenticate the said document without making reference to his own documents.
The Prosecution then asked Dasuki the service rendered by Destra Investment Limited that warranted the payment of N400million.
Dasuki in response said he doesn’t know except he refers to his records. He adds that it will be useful for the Prosecution to read the act establishing the office of the National Security Adviser.