How Dudafa Laundered Billions of Naira for Mrs Jonathan – Witness

Former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, laundered billions of naira for a former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.
This was the testimony of a prosecution witness, Orji Chukwuma, before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday.
Dudafa is standing trial alongside Joseph Iwuejo, his ex-account officer, who allegedly aided him to perpetrate the fraud.
They were said to have between June 2013 and June 2015, used different companies to fraudulently launder various sums of money to the tune of N5.1bn
At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Chukwuma, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), told the court how one Murtala Abubakar, a Bereau de Change operator, admitted to have collected several millions in dollars from Dudafa.
“We discovered, in the course of our investigation, that Abubakar was directed to pay the various sums of money into different accounts provided by Dudafa,” Chukwuma said.
Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, Mr. Chukwuma also told the court that the money was given to Mr. Dudafa at the Aso Rock Villa by Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Giving further testimony, Chukwuma told the court that Dudafa used some companies: ABY Resources Limited; Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited; Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Ibejige Services Limited and DeJakes Fast Food & Restaurant Nigeria Limited to ware-house and manage the monies found in his possession.
The prosecution witness further stated that the defendant did not declare his interest in these companies in his Asset Declaration Form, and that the monies found in his accounts at two new generation banks were proceeds of crime.

Author: News Editor

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