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Metuh: I lack jurisdiction to entertain your application, Abang tells Jonathan

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out the applications by former President, Goodluck Jonathan against the subpoenas ordering him to appear to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.

Having considered all documents and arguments filed, the trial Judge, Okon Abang said it is in his humble view that he lacks jurisdiction to entertain the application filed by Jonathan’s counsel, Mike Ozehkome.

Power of enforceable order

Abang said the court is not in dispute that Jonathan has not been served and unless he is served and the proof of service filed in the court.

He added that he has no powers making a declaratory or enforceable order on the suit, adding that the court will not want to work in vain.

He added that the former President cannot rely on media publication that the subpoena is vague because it is hearsay evidence which is not relevant to the court.

The application was also struck out for want of jurisdiction.