Jonathan’s Ex-ADC Opens Up On Role In N10b Largesse To PDP Delegates

Adegbe ADCThe detained former Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, has washed his hands off the N10billion largesse to delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential nomination convention.
Col. Adegbe, who was reportedly picked up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) about two weeks ago, told his interrogators to ask the former president’s erstwhile Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa to account for the cash.
According to a source at the EFCC, the ex-ADC said when the suitcases containing the cash were brought as messages for the then president, he merely handed them over to Dudafa.
Col. Adegbe said military law forbids him from opening any message meant for the president, unless otherwise instructed.
Also yesterday, it was learnt that the embattled ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), has been linked with the ongoing probe of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The former defence chief was moved to Lagos last week as part of the investigation of NIMASA, The Nation newspaper reports.
The EFCC is believed to be putting finishing touches to its investigation of military officers suspected to have been involved in the $2.1b arms procurement scandal.
The N10billion withdrawn from the oil block account at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for PDP delegates to its nomination convention in 2014 has been a source of concern to the anti-graft agency because it was based on the instruction of the former president, according to a source close to the investigation.
The source said: “The ADC has spoken with investigators. He said when the suit cases containing the N10billion were brought as messages for the ex-President, he did not open them but he handed over the items to SA Domestic Affairs.
“He said as ADC, the military law forbids him from opening any message meant for the President, unless directed by the C-I-C.
“So, it is only the SA Domestic Affairs, who has sneaked out of the country, who will need to provide the list of beneficiaries. This is the status of the case.
“If Dudafa does not show up, we may declare him wanted in connection with the N10billion cash or seek the court’s permission to attach his property.
“We are exploring mutual legal assistance with some countries to fish out Dudafa wherever he is hiding abroad”.
The former NSA said he handed over the N10billion given to the delegates to Dudafa and the ADC.
He made the revelation in his Statement of Witness/Accused Person, which has been filed in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
He said: “That I am aware in November, I cannot remember the exact date. My office requested the CBN to exchange N10billion from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser domiciled in CBN.
“The money was for delegates that attended the nomination convention for the PDP presidential nomination. The money was paid and sent to Hon. Dudafa (SSAP Household) and ADC (C-I-C) for distribution on the instruction of the President”.
On retired Air Chief Marshal Badeh, the source said: “We moved him to Lagos in connection with the ongoing probe of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) during the tenure of the former Director- General, Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi.
“You know that a High Court has ordered the arrest and seizure of assets of a former Niger Delta Militant, Government Tompolo. We are already searching for the suspect.
“The outcome of the investigation in Lagos will determine whether or not Chief Marshal Badeh will be part of the trial of Akpobolokemi and Tompolo”.

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  1. PDP means ‘Public Defrauding Peoples’. Spiritually & morally they are frauds. They went about telling Nigerians Gen Mohammadu Buhari is founder & sponsor of Boko Haram. They incited gullible christians against the person of Buhari and APC claiming they want to islamize Nigeria. They bribed churches for votes bringing christianity to disrepute.
    Financially, their degree of fraud is second to none worldwide. The media was bougth through bigwigs Raymond Dokpesi (AIT &RAYPOWER) Nduka Obaigbena (This Day &Arise), some others who praise sing the government. The entertainment,industry were living on our commonwealth instead boosting it. Apologies to our doctored leaders.
    OBJ shared N50m to house members to alter constitution for 3rd term in his favor.2nd Niger bridge has received over N5b contract with nothing to show. How else can we describe PDP?