Former President Goodluck’s Aide Gets N500m Bail

Dudafa

Former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa has been granted bail by Justice M. B. Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Dudafa and his co-accused Iwejuo Joseph had pleaded not guilty to 23-counts of concealment and retention of proceeds of crime to the tune of over N1,667,162,800.00 (One billion, six hundred and sixty seven million, one hundred and sixty two thousand, eight hundred Naira).

The money was allegedly laundered through several bank accounts in a new generation bank, where the second defendant, Iwejuo was the accounts officer.

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Ruling on the bail applications, Justice Idris admitted the first accused to bail in the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira with two sureties in like sum; the sureties shall be landed property owners within the jurisdiction of the court. The sureties shall in addition, deposit 3years tax clearance certificates, while the first accused person is to deposit his international passport with the court.

The second accused person was granted bail in the sum of two hundred and fifty million naira with two sureties in like sum.

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Both accused persons are also to deposit the title documents to the court registry, while the documents are to be verified by the EFCC.

The case is adjourned till July 4 and 5, 2016 for trial.