FORMER President, Goodluck Jonathan has failed to appear before Justice Okon Abang, as the court begins sitting in the case of money laundering between the Federal Government and a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.
The Federal High Court had earlier ordered President Goodluck Jonathan to today appear before it, to testify as a witness in defence of Metuh.
But the court which is presided over by Justice Abang struck out the application filed by Colonel Sambo Dasuki, seeking to set aside the order of the court compelling him to appear before it as a defence witness.
Justice Abang in his ruling struck out the application on the ground that Colonel Dasuki is not a party in the case before him and as such the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the application.
The Court adds that entertaining the application will amount to an invitation to judicial anarchy.
Meanwhile, the Registrar of the Court has just informed the court that the bailiff is yet to serve the former President with the order of the court.
The former President was to appear as a defence witness in the suit filed by the Federal Government against Metuh.
Mr Metuh is facing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million out of the $2.1 billion dollars arms fund from the former National Security Adviser to Dr Jonathan, Colonel Sambo Dasuki
Metuh’s lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu had earlier told the court that he would subpoena the former President as his defence witness during a session at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
Ikpeazu said further that a letter has already been written to the former President Jonathan but he was yet to respond.