Former President Goodluck Jonathan has applied for the setting aside of a subpoena by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordering him to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.
Mr Jonathan, in an application by his counsel, Mike Ezhekhome, SAN, sought an alternative order mandating the former PDP spokesman to deposit with the court the sum of N1 billion to cover travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from his home town, Otuoke, in Bayelsa State, to Abuja.
At a resumed hearing of the suit in Abuja, Tuesday, Jonathan insisted that his request was in line with the provisions of the administration of criminal justice act, 2015.
In addition, the ex-president contended that the evidence sought to be obtained from him was likely to expose him to a criminal charge, penalty or forfeiture.
He further argued that the subpoena was vague and obtained on frivolous ground.