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N5.1b fraud: EFCC arraigns ex-Jonathan’s aide, Dudafa today

Former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to the former President Goodluck Jonathan, Warpamo Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, will today be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos. Dudafa is facing 23 counts charge bordering on alleged N5.145,004 billion fraud. He will be arraigned along one Iwejuo Joseph Nna who is also known as Taiwo Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah.

The accused persons allegedly committed the offences between June 11, 2013, and June 2015. In the charge sheet signed by Rotimi Oyedepo, the anti-graft agency alleged that the accused persons used different companies to commit the alleged offences. Some of the companies allegedly used in committing the alleged offences includes Seagate Property Development & Investment Limited; Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited; Iwejuo Joseph Nna and Pluto LUTO Property and Investment Company Limited; Iwejuo Joseph Nna and Rotate Interlink Services Limited. Others includes Ibejige Services Limited; DE Jakes Fast Food & Restaurant Nigeria Limited; and Ebiwise Resources.

Part of the charge reads: “That you, Warpamo Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, and Iwejuo Joseph Nna (a.k.a. Taiwo Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah), on or about the 11th day of June, 2013 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired amongst yourselves to commit an offence, to wit: Concealing the proceeds of crime in the sum of N 1, 667,162,800.00 (One Billion, Six Hundred and Sixty Seven Million, One Hundred and Sixty Two Thousand, Eight Hundred Naira), and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 17(a) of the same Act.”

“That you, Warpamo Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, on April 27, 2016 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court failed to furnish any information in relation to your interest in IBEJIGE SERVICES LTD as required in page 12 of the Declaration of Assets Form and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 27 (3) (c) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004.” The alleged offences are contrary to and punishable under sections 17(a), 18(c), and 27 (3) (c) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004.

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