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Asking me to give evidence is an invasion of my right to privacy and personal life : Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said that the evidence, Justice Okon Abang sought to obtained from him will amount to an invasion of his personal right to privacy and family life, as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution.”

Jonathan and Metuh
Also the Coliation of Niger Delta youth groups yesterday faulted the invitation of the former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, describing it as provocative.

Jonathan in an affidavit attached to an application by Ozekhome Chambers also refuted knowledge of anything in the charges against former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh

Justice Okon Abang had last week issued a subpoena against Jonathan and former National Security Advicer (NSA), Sambo Dasuki to testify in the trial of Metuh, who claimed the two are relevant witnesses in the case.

In the affidavit attached to the application, by Ozekhome Chambers stated that the former president “verily believes that the evidence sought to be obtained from him will amount to an invasion of his personal right to privacy and famhttps:

“That he verily believes that the evidence sought from him is likely to expose him to a criminal charge, penalty or forfeiture.”

In the alternative, the ex-President sought an order directing Metuh to deposit with the court for and on his behalf the sum of N1bn to cover travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from his home town, Otuoke, in Bayelsa State, to Abuja.

…evidence, Justice Okon Abang sought to obtain from me will amount to an invasion of my right – Jonathan

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