Four companies plead guilty to laundering $15.5m for Dame Jonathan




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Former Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan

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.

CHANNELS TELEVISION reports that 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.

The offences for which they were all charged was said to have been committed between November 2013 & May 2015.

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