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See Date Court Will Rule On Patience Jonathan’s 15.5m Money Laundering Case

A former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to GEJ, Waripamo Dudafa, yesterday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to nullify the guilty plea by four companies linked to Jonathan’s wife, Patience.

The companies, on September 15, pleaded guilty to laundering $15,591,700 (about N5billion) when they were arraigned. The companies, along with a lawyer Amajuoyi Briggs and a banker, Adedamola Bolodeoku, were arraigned before Justice Babs Kuewumi.

Dudafa, Briggs and Bolodeoku, however, pleaded not guilty to a 17-count charge brought against them by EFCC. Yesterday, Dudafa and Briggs, through their lawyers, urged the court to set aside the guilty plea entered on the firms’ behalf by their representatives.

They urged the court to replace the guilty plea and with a “not-guilty” plea for the companies. They also contended that the court lacked jurisdiction to accept the companies’ guilty plea.

The defendants said those who pleaded guilty for the companies did not exhibit any letter authorising them to do so by the firms’ board. Dudafa’s lawyer, Gbenga Oyewole, said the four representatives had earlier made statements to both the EFCC and the court denying any connection with the companies and alleging that their names and signatures were forged.

Besides, he said Mrs Jonathan had sued EFCC claiming ownership of the funds in the companies’ accounts, adding that neither the FG nor any state had stated that the funds were stolen from them.

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    I don taya for ds jist

  • Justice Elmer

    Until case go die.. Shey its this our Nigeria

  • Justice Elmer

    They’ll keep going up and down…

  • Justice Elmer

    I just know this is how it would be

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    I know this case won’t go through due process and as a matter of fact will end without anything happening to this woman who caused this recession we suffer today.

    • Justice Elmer

      My brother, we both know that.. In Nigeria all things are possible

  • kayode akinsanya

    We’re waiting for the result.

  • IG: Jiafid

    Make she just return the money thats all

  • Abeg who get soup for house I just make garri ???

    • Olovo Obinna

      F.O.C go dirty your belly oh

      • Wetin be F O C

        • Mezzy Gilbert

          Free of charge

    • Cornel Nwankwo

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      I no get soup ooooooooooooooooo

  • Olovo Obinna

    9ja dirty game…..anyway,,fingers crossed….watching out to see how this drama ends

  • WillieBravo

    Whatever.

    • Justice Elmer

      Lol.. Be like this one don tire you too

      • WillieBravo

        I don tire for Naija