Dasukigate: Witness Reveals How $40m Was Paid to Jonathan’s Cousin

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The trial of one of former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Robert, began on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness, Ibrahim Mahe.

Mahe told the court of how he transferred $40million to ‘One Plus Holdings Nig Ltd’, a company allegedly owned by Robert.

Mahe, a retired permanent secretary, special services in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, told the court that he did not know the first and second defendants (Robert and Stella), but only the third defendant, One Plus Company through a transaction. Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser (NSA), instructed him to prepare a payment mandate of 40 million dollars in favour of the company after Dasuki had endorsed a memo to him with details of the company’s account.

Robert and his wife, Stella Robert are standing trial on a 7-count charge before Justice Nnamdi O. Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja for money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption.

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