Thursday, 15 September 2016

4 Companies Plead Guilty To Money Laundering

Updated 15 September, 2016
Four companies allegedly used to launder the sum of 15, 591,700 million Dollars by Waripamo Owei-Didafa, an Aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan have pleaded guilty to the offence before a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos on Thursday.
The monies involved in the case is the same money which former First Lady, Patience Jonathan claimed belongs to her.
Mrs Jonathan had last week filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit where she admitted ownership of the monies.
She had asked among other things that the court should compel the EFCC to immediately remove the ‘No Debit Order’ placed on the accounts.
The four companies are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited.
They were all charged by the EFCC alongside the former aide to former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a lawyer, Amajuoyi Azubuike Briggs & a banker, Demola Bolodeoku.
While the companies pleaded guilty, the former Presidential aide, the lawyer & banker all pleaded not guilty to a 15 count amended charge.
Our report correspondent who is in court monitoring the proceedings reports that the offences for which they were all charged was said to have been committed between November 2013 & May 2015.

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