The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has retrieved N900m from Mr. Waripamowei Dudafa, a former aide and kinsman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mr Dudafa was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 18th April for alleged N10billion fraud on arrival at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos after fleeing the country to Dubai, following the arrest of his counterpart Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, who was Jonathan’s aide de camp.
A trusted source at the EFCC informed our correspondent on Weekend that the amount of money was in one of Dudafa’s accounts, which was frozen immediately.
The commission said Dudafa had earlier denied he has money; so, they commenced an investigation into his accounts. We then uncovered N900m that was concealed in another of his accounts through the connivance of his account officer.
The EFCC spokesman in his statement to newsmen said
“Dudafa initially denied owning the account but when he was confronted with evidence, he had no choice but to admit. Some people, who had paid money into the account based on Dudafa’s instructions, even came forward to say that the account indeed belonged to Dudafa. The N900m will be used as evidence against him in court.”