Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Wednesday failed to testify in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, due to memory loss.
Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji, told the court that having spent about two years in DSS custody, his client needs access to “relevant files, records and documents required to refresh his memory of any decisions or actions he took or authorised in the course of his duties”.
He, therefore, asked the judge to “tarry a while” in the course of the proceeding pending the determination of Dasuki’s appeal in the case.
Metuh’s counsel, Emeka Etiaba, agreed with Dasuki’s plea, saying the former NSA needs additional time to go through available documents and records on the case.
Metuh, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering, had requested that Jonathan and Dasuki appear as witnesses.
Jonathan has asked a federal high court sitting in Abuja to direct Metuh to pay him the sum of N1 billion for logistics and travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from Otuoke, his hometown in Bayelsa.