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Top Aide To Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s , Arrested At Lagos Airport


Nigerian protection operatives have actually apprehended a previous a Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Matters, that allegedly converted some federal government’s money amounting to $47million and distributed to delegates from the 36 states

premium Times has actually specifically reported that a previous Special Assistant to previous President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Matters, Waripamowei Dudafa, has actually been arrested by safety and security operatives while trying to take a trip abroad with the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
According to a source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dudafa was on the anti-graft agency’s wanted list for his alleged involvement in the sharing of N10billion to delegates during the December 2014 presidential primaries of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He allegedly converted the money into US dollars, amounting to $47million, and distributed to delegates from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Investigators say they believe the fund was part of the alleged $2.1billion meant for the purchase of arms but which authorities said was shared as slush funds to politicians through the office of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
EFCC Sources disclosed to Premium Times that Dudafa was arrested and quizzed by the operatives of the State Security Service (DSS), before he was handed over to the EFCC on Monday. “He has been on our wanted list for a long time and he evaded arrest on several occasions,” a top EFCC official, who asked not to be named, said.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, declined comment on the matter.
It can be recalled that the anti-graft agency had recently arrested Goodluck Jonathan’s Aide de Camp, Ojogbane Adegbe, allegedly on the directive of the Nigerian Army and later his ally, Jide Omokore, over a series of multi-billion dollar petrol import and crude export deals.
Nigeria’s secret police, the DSS, also arrested and later dismissed the ex-president’s Chief Security Officer, Gordon Obua, alongside the spokesperson of the agency, Marilyn Ogar and several others.
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