Four companies, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited have pleaded guilty to laundering the sum of $15, 591,700 million for Waripamo Owei-Didafa, an Aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The companies pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against them by the EFCC before a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos on Thursday.
They were all charged by the EFCC alongside the former aide to former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a lawyer, Amajuoyi Azubuike Briggs & a banker, Demola Bolodeoku.
Meanwhile the other accused have all pleaded not guilty to a 15 count amended charge.
The cash is reportedly among the same money former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan claimed belong to her. It would be recalled that she filed ownership of the money seeking a fundamental rights enforcement suit on the money last week.
Mrs Jonathan had prayed to the court among other things to compel the EFCC to immediately remove the ‘No Debit Order’ placed on the accounts where the monies are deposited.