The Department of State Services has finally produced the detained former National Security Adviser , Sambo Dasuki , in compliance with an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja , that the ex – NSA should appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of a former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party , Mr. Olisa Metuh .
He was produced by DSS operatives ahead of the Wednesday’ s proceedings which commenced exactly 9 am .
He was decked in a light blue attire with a cap to match .
On Tuesday, despite the request by defence lawyers for an order of arrest to be issued against the Director- General of the DSS, Lawal Daura , for failing to produce the ex – NSA in court , the trial judge , Justice Okon Abang ruled that he could not yet conclude that the DSS top man deliberately flouted the court order .
But the counsel prosecuting Metuh and his company , Destra Investments Limited on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr . Sylvanus Tahir , had informed the court on Tuesday that the Legal Adviser of DSS informed him over the telephone that Dasuki refused to be brought to court except by force .
Tahir later told the judge that he received a text message from the Legal Adviser of DSS saying after much persuasion , Dasuki agreed to appear in court on Tuesday.
But the judge had ruled on Tuesday that whether or not Dasuki and another subpoenaed witness , former President Goodluck Jonathan , would go ahead to testify would depend on the outcome of the court ’s rulings on the summoned witnesses ’ application objecting to Metuh ’ s request for them to testify in the case.