EFCC to arraign Jonathan’s ex-aide for money laundering

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Former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, will be arraigned before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday.

He 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 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the accused 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).

The accused persons allegedly concealed the sum through a company, Seagate Property Development and Investment Limited.

They 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.