Our correspondent learnt from court sources that the latest failed attempts were made by the bailiff on December 18 and 19, 2017. With the failed attempt to serve Jonathan with the witness summons, the former President may not likely appear to testify in court with respect to trial. Metuh had insisted that both the then NSA, Sambo Dasuki, who released the said N400m and Jonathan, who allegedly authorised the payment, were required to testify in the case. The summons served on Dasuki had been successfully executed, following which the ex-NSA had testified in the case. The defence subsequently applied for another summons to be served on Jonathan, a request which the judge promplty granted.
Source: Punch January 20, 2018 23:48 UTC