Lagos - Four companies allegedly used to launder the sum of $15 591 700 million by Waripamo Owei-Didafa, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday pleaded guilty to the offence before a Federal High Court in Lagos, reports Punch.
The four companies, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for charges bordering on money laundering.
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The monies involved in the case is the same money which former First Lady, Patience Jonathan claimed belongs to her.
The EFCC had since frozen the $15.6m found in the four companies’ accounts in Skye Bank.
Patience Jonathan had on Friday filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit where she admitted ownership of the monies, reports News 24
She had asked among other things that the court should compel the EFCC to immediately remove the ‘No Debit Order’ placed on the accounts.
- News 24