‘How Jonathan’s former aide, others committed $31.4m fraud’

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• EFCC alleges use of companies without addresses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the companies used by Mr. Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan, and two other persons, in an alleged $31.4m fraud, used companies without addresses.

The prosecutor for the anti-graft agency, Rotimi Oyedepo, said this while informing the court of the Commissions inability to effect service of the charge on the eighth defendant company (Globus Integrated Services Limited).

The firm is charged alongside former presidential aide, Amajuoyi Azubike Briggs and one Damola Bolodeoku.

Other companies in the charge marked as FHC/337C/16, alongside the three accused persons, are: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited, Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.

As a result of this development, Oyedepo urged the court to allow the Commission effect the service of the charge on the second accused person, who he said was the secretary to the listed companies.

The prosecutor supported his submission with section 123 paragraph B (iii) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

He said: “In line with section 123, paragraph B (iii) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), in effecting service, this can be done on the secretary of the company. We have gone to the company and found out that they are not in existence.”

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  • Bashir Adesanya

    It’s no news how colossal the level of corruption was under Jonathan’s nose most of which he consented to.

    But how could you have gone to a company that’s not in existence?

  • nuelsymbol

    Who awarded the Contracts to them and did they receive recommendations over their past performances to other bodies before the award of the Contracts ?Did they receive Statute Opinions from their Bankers? EFCC should always endure to go a step forwarded in course of Investigations .Nigeria I hail thee .

  • kumi

    This news journalists is a big fool the way buhari is looting Nigeria dry you are not seeing it you can’t even try to find out where all our foreign exchange are going where is all the dollars today you just seat down and be deceiving Nigerians while those that are stealing continue to steal why this foolish newspaper editor