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$15.5m fraud: Jonathan's ex-aide asks court to reverse guilty plea

28 September 2016, 07:41

Abuja - An aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked a Federal High Court to reverse a guilty plea entered into by four firm in fraud charges laid by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to a Vanguard report, Waripamo Owei Dudafa and his co-accused Amajuoyi Briggs informed the court yesterday that they have filed an application to have the plea set aside.

An argument ensued shortly after the announcement, with EFCC lawyer Rotimi Oyedepo stating that the court should focus on the business of the day and rather review the facts of the case with the guilty plea still in place.

Also read: WATCH: Protesters storm court over Patience Jonathan

Despite the judge directing both Dudafa and Briggs' lawyers to move their application, it was argued that the guilty plea was an abuse of court process due to a pending suit filed by former First Lady Patience Jonathan against Dudafa, the four firms and the EFCC.

“The EFCC should have taken care of the issue of the person laying claim to the money before foisting a guilty plea on the court,” said Dudafa's lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole.

Read more at Vanguard

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