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Jonathan EFCC to arraign ex-President’s aide over alleged N1.6bn fraud

The first count states that the accused persons on or about June 11, 2013, in Lagos, “allegedly conspired amongst themselves to conceal the sum of N1.667bn said to be the proceeds of crime.”

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Warimopei Dudafa, ex-Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to former President, Goodluck Jonathan will be arraigned in a Lagos court over an alleged N1.6bn fraud.

According to a report by The StreetJournal, the EFCC has concluded plans to arraign Dudafa after concluding investigations on his involvement in the disbursement of N10bn to delegates at the Peoples Democratic Party's presidential primaries in 2014.

The accused will be charged before Justice Mohammed Idris at a Federal High Court expected to sit in Lagos.

It was further reported that Dudafa would be charged alongside one Iwejuo Nna, also known at various times as Taiwo Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah.

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The first count states that the accused persons on or about June 11, 2013, in Lagos, “allegedly conspired amongst themselves to conceal the sum of N1.667bn said to be the proceeds of crime.”

The EFCC, it was further reported, has lined up 21 witnesses including representatives of some banks to testify against the defendants.

The offence is said to be contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 17(a) of the same Act.

In the other charges, Dudafa also allegedly used six companies – Seagate Property Development and Investment Limited, Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited, Ebiwise Resources, Pluto Property and Investment Company, Rotato Interlink Services and De Jakes Fast Food and Restaurant Nigeria Limited – to conceal varying sums of money between June, 2013, and April, 2016.

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