Court acquits, discharges jonathan’s aide, Dudafa, other over alleged N1.6bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, today, discharged and acquitted Dr. Emmanuel Waripamo-Owei Dudafa,  Senior Special Assistant to former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who was charged before the court for conspiracy, forgery and laundering of the sum of N1.6 billion levelled against him and a banker Mr Iwejuo Joseph  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Also discharged and acquitted alongside Dr. Dudafa, on the alleged offences, is a banker, Iwejuo Joseph. At the delivering of the judgment today, the EFCC was represented by Rotimi Oyedepo, while  Dudafa was…

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N1.6bn Fraud: Ex-President Jonathan aide, Dudafa, other plea not guilty to amended charge

The former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, today, pleaded not guilty to the 22 counts amended charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N1.6bn fraud. Also, Dudafa’s co-defendant, Iwejuo Joseph Nna, equally pleaded not to the amended charge. The plea of the two defendants were retaken on the amended charge dated November 9, 2018, after Justice Mohammed Idris, had ruled that the prosecution can amend charge before judgment of any case. Delivering ruling either…

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Patience Jonathan, others beg Court to unfreeze million-dollars account

The former First lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Monday October 29, begged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to unfreeze her accounts housing $8.4m and N7.4 billion. The former first lady through her lawyers today, argued passionately to Justice Mojisola Olatoregun who presided over the court, while the accounts must be unfreeze. It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on April 20, through an exparte application, obtained an interim forfeiture of the said monies. After taking argument from the Jonathan’s lawyer, the matter was adjourned…

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