The former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, yesterday before a Federal High Court in Lagos, denied ever having anything to do with the Office of National Security Adviser or the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Dudafa and one Iwejuo Nna Joseph were on June 11, 2016, arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a 23-count charge of conspiracy to conceal proceeds of crime amounting to N1.6 billion.
At the resumed trial of the defendants yesterday before Justice Mohammed Idris, while being led in evidence by his lawyer, Mr.Gboyega Oyewole, Dudafa told the court that he never had any interaction with the Office of NSA or the person of the then NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
He also denied having a relationship whatsoever with the Central Bank of Nigeria and any other government officials, saying he only looked after Jonathan’s residence.
Dudafa also denied conspiracy and concealment charge brought against him by the EFCC on the alleged N1.6 billion fraud.
Dudafa, who claimed to have been in a fast food business even before his appointment with the former president, said his company’s daily turnover as of 2011 was between N5 and N7 million.
He confirmed that he received a cumulative total sum of $10 million from Prince Arthur Eze, in Jonathan’s presence between 2013 and 2015.
Further hearing of the matter was adjourned to Friday for continuation of cross-examination.