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Goodluck Jonathan Witness says ex-president’s houseboy-general gave him $4M in raw cash

The witness, Murtala Abubakar told the court that he received the money from Dudafa through five companies.

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

(Telegraph UK)

A witness in the case against former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide Waripamo-Owei Dudafa has told the Federal High Court in Lagos how he received $4 million in cash from Dudafa.

The witness, Murtala Abubakar, a Bureau de Change operator, told the court that he received the money from Dudafa through five companies between 2013 and 2015.

Goodluck Jonathan's "Houseboy-General", Waripamo-Owei Dudafa play

Goodluck Jonathan's "Houseboy-General", Waripamo-Owei Dudafa

(LIB)

 

The companies are Pluto Properties and Investment Limited, Avalon Global Property, Rotato Interlink Services, Seagate Property and Ebiwise Services Limited.

“He (Mr. Dudafa) usually sent two of his employees – Festus and Jahman – with dollars in order to change same and deposit the naira equivalent into specific accounts he provided via text messages,” said Abubakar said.

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Abubakar added that in the last transaction, Dudafa invited him to the Presidential Villa and handed him $4 million cash.

Dudafa is facing trial on charges of concealment, retention of proceeds of crime, and failure to furnish information.

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