A former senior special assistant on domestic affairs to ex- president Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa and a bank official, Iwejuo Joseph Nna, also known as Taiwo A. Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah, were on Wednesday docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court Lagos.
The accused persons were arraigned on 23-count charge of concealment, retention of proceeds of crime and failing to furnish information.
Dudafa is alleged to have laundered over N1, 667,162,800.00 (One billion, six hundred and sixty seven million, one hundred and sixty two thousand, eight hundred Naira) while performing his duties as top
aide to the former president, through the accounts of four companies -Ebiwise Resources Limited, Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited, Rotato Inter-Link Services Limited and Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited.
He allegedly received the assistance of the second defendant, Nna, a branch manager of a new generation bank, who was in charge of the said accounts.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Counsel to the defendants, Aboyega Oyewole and Sunday Abumere, informed the court of their applications for bail dated June 10, which was filed on June 13, 2016
The counsels urged the court to grant the accused persons bail.
Justice Idris adjourned the matter to June 16, 2016 for hearing on the bail applications and ordered the defendants to be remanded in prison custody.