Appeal court deals ex-president Jonathan's aide Dudafa big blow

Appeal court deals ex-president Jonathan's aide Dudafa big blow

- Justice Ugochukwu Oguakwu of Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has dismissed Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa's application

- Justice Oguakwu of the Appellate Court has also considered judgment and dismissed the application of Waripamowei Dudafa

Justice Ugochukwu Oguakwu of Court of Appeal situated in Lagos on Friday, June 15, has seriously dealt with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa and set aside his application.

NAIJ.com gathered that Dudafa was challenging the ruling of Honourable Justice Babs Kuewumi on the plea of the 4th to 7th applicants who had earlier pleaded guilty to laundering the sum of $15Million in a matter involving the Wife of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Meanwhile, Justice Kuewumi had earlier dismissed the application of Dudafa that was filed by his counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) questioning his ruling on the plea of the four companies on the grounds that the application was incompetent and an abuse of process.

Appeal court deals ex-Jonathan aide Dudafa BIG BLOW

Chief Mike Ozekhome

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In this vein, Justice Oguakwu of the Appellate Court was said to have also considered judgment and dismissed the application of Waripamowei Dudafa and ruled that the notice of intention to contend the appeal filed by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), on behalf of the 4th to 7th applicants are incompetent and liable to be dismissed.

The 4th to 7th applicants namely, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Avalon Global Property Development Company Ltd had in September 15, 2016 pleaded guilty to conspiring with three others to launder the sum of $15Million.

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Those charged with them are Waripmowei Dudafa, Amajuoye Azubuike Briggs and Adedamola Bolodeoku.

The court also held that the application for the 2nd defendant, Amajuoye Azubuike Briggs challenging the plea of the 4th to 7th defendants before Justice Kuewumi be argued and ruling delivered at the end of the case pursuant to Section 396 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that Nigerian security operatives have arrested Waripamowei Dudafa, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s special assistant on domestic matters, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

It was learnt that Dudafa was arrested and quizzed by the operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), before he was handed over to the EFCC on Monday, April 18. According to a source, Dudafa has been on the EFCC’s wanted list for his alleged involvement in the sharing of N10billion to delegates during the December 2014 presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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Source: Naij.com

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