EFCC To Arraign Jonathan’s Ex-Aide For N1.6b Fraud

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WARIPAMOIWEI-DUDAFAThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to arraign former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos today, Wednesday.
Dudafa and Iwejuo Joseph Nna (alias Taiwo A. Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah) were charged with 23-count charge of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds.
The EFCC said the duo conspired to conceal proceeds of crime amounting to over N1.6billion on June 11, 2013.
The alleged offence is contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 17(a).
They were alleged to have concealed the sum through a company, Seagate al Property Development and Investment Limited.
The accused persons were also accused of knowingly concealing proceeds of crime through Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited in the sum of N 399, 470,000.00, among others.
Dudafa, between last June 1 and June 4, “procured” Nna and Ebiwise Resources to conceal N150million, being proceeds of crime.
Other companies allegedly used in committing the offence include Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Rotato Inter Link Services Limited and De Jakes Fast Food and Restaurant Nigerian Limited.
EFCC said Dudafa, on April 27, failed to furnish any information in relation to N616,526,506.70 allegedly held on his behalf by Seagate Property’s account: 7400046952 domiciled in Heritage Bank Ltd as required on page 20 of EFCC’s Declaration of Assets Form.
Listed to testify against the accused are 21 witnesses including representatives of banks.
The anti-graft agency further said failed to disclose N305,176,922.99 allegedly held on his behalf by Ebiwise Resource in a Heritage Bank account 1907938635; N64,319,555.66 held on his behalf by Avalon Global in a Heritage Bank account 6001984078; N560,000,000.00 held for him by De Jakes Fast Food in Guaranty Trust Bank account 0042308722, and N10,253,246.85 held for him by Ibejige Services Ltd in an account numbered 6001983026 also domiciled in Heritage Bank.

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