Leadership journalists make u-turn on Jonathan



Two Leadership Newspapers journalists, Tony Amokeodo and Chibuzo Ukaibe, standing trial over alleged forgery of a purported presidential directive bromide, on Tuesday, asked an Abuja High Court to set aside the subpoena it issued on President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before the court to testify.
At the resumed trial, their lawyer, Femi Falana, told Justice Usman Musale that he had applied for the subpoena in error.
He also said that the court issued the subpoena in error and asked the judge to set it aside. His words: “We pray the court to set aside the subpoena while we wait the end of the tenure of President Jonathan to enable him come and testify in this case.
“We urge the court to grant our application in the interest of justice and fair hearing.”
Earlier, Falana had argued that by virtue of Section 308 of the constitution, the President could not be summoned to court to testify”.
He asked the court to suspend further proceedings in the matter indefinitely (sine die) to  await the end of Jonathan’s tenure, so that he could be called as a witness.


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