Alleged N1.6bn fraud: We follow due process in opening companies’ Accounts linked to Dudafa

A prosecution witness, Ademola Rasak Folorunsho, in the trial of former Senior Special Assistant, to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Emmanuel Waripamo Owei- Dudafa and one other, today told justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, that his bank followed due process in the opening and operations of the accounts of five the companies linked to dudafa in an alleged N1.6bn fraud. Folorunso while answering questions under cross-examination from Mr. Kolawole Salami, who holds the brief of Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) counsel for Dudafa, also told the…

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Prosecutor’s absence stalls trial of firms linked to Patience Jonathan’s $15.5m fraud

Hearing could not continue at a Lagos Federal High Court, today where three persons and four companies are standing trial for alleged cover up in the   $15.5 million belonging to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. At the resumed hearing of matter today, Mr Ademola Adefolaju who holds the brief of Mr Gboyega Oyewole, SAN, lawyer for former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan, Dr Waripamo Dudafa, told the court that he was surprised at the absence of the prosecutor. Adefolaju told the court that in view of…

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N1.6bn fraud: Dudafa, other urge court to dismiss EFCC’s amended charge

The former Senior Special Assistant to the for President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Emmanuel Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, today, urged a Lagos Federal High Court, to dismiss amended charge filed against him on alleged N1.6 billion fraud. Dudafa alongside Mr. Iwejuo Joseph are being tried before Justice Mohammed Idris court on the alleged offences by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Upon conclusion of the trial, the prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court of his agency’s intention to amend the charge, which was vehemently opposed by the duo…

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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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