- The former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki will appear before Justice Okon Abang on Tuesday, June 20
- Dasuki will appear as a defence witness in the trial against past national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh
- Dasuki is expected to be produced in court by the Department of State Service (DSS)
The former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki is expected to appear before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja as witness in the trial of the past national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh.
NAIJ.com gathered that Dasuki who has been in custody of the Department of State Service since December 2015 will be produce by the secret police in court on Tuesday, June 20.
Sources close to Metuh said his lawyer has written to the DSS to produce the former NSA to testify in court.
This new development in the ongoing trial of Metuh comes after Justice Abang had refused an application to sign a subpoena ordering the DSS to produce Dasuki as witness in the trial.
Also, Metuh's lawyer, Emeka Etiaba had in an earlier letter written in February called for Dauski to appear as defence witness in the matter.
However, at the court on Monday, June 19, after ruling for the continuation of the matter on Tuesday, June 20, NAIJ.com gathered that the lawyer wrote a fresh letter to the DSS.
The source said: "There are confirmation that Dasuki will be in court tomorrow."
The source also said Dasuki's testimony will establish Metuh's innocence before the court.
"Dasuki’s testimony is key as the case against Metuh in that he reasonably ought to have known that the N400 million paid into the account of his company for a special assignment approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan is part of the proceeds of alleged “unlawful activity of Col. Sambo Dasuki," the source said.
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NAIJ.com had reported that the former PDP spokesperson was alleged to have received N100 million from the office of the national security adviser through the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The money, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( (EFCC) said were used in the running of the 2015 PDP campaign activities for the Goodluck Jonathan's presidential election.
See letter from Metuh's lawyer to DSS below:
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