How N900m was ‘found hidden’ in account of Jonathan’s close aide

A whooping N900m has been recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission- from Waripamowei Dudafa, a kinsman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to Jonathan, was arrested on April 18 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The former presidential aide and Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, Jonathan’s ex Aide-de-Camp, were accused of giving N10bn to delegates at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party in December 2014.

The disbursed sum was alleged to have been diverted by the Office of the National Security Adviser from a Signature Bonus Account in the Central Bank of Nigeria.

According to Punch Newspapers, a reliable source in the EFCC revealed that the money was found in one of Dudafa’s accounts, which has now been frozen.

The source was quoted to have said, “Dudafa told us that he had no money; so, we began to investigate his accounts. We then found N900m that was hidden in one of his accounts through the connivance of his account officer.”

“Dudafa initially denied owning the account but when he was confronted with evidence, he had no choice but to admit. Some people, who had paid money into the account based on Dudafa’s instructions, even came forward to say that the account indeed belonged to Dudafa. The N900m will be used as evidence against him in court.”

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