By Soni Daniel
A witness in the ongoing trial of a former personal assistant on Domestic Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Warimpamoowei Emmanuel Dudafa Monday told the Lagos Federal High Court presided by Justice M.B. Idris how he received a total sum of N1,667,162,800 from the former presidential aide between 2013 and 2015 through five different companies.
The companies are Pluto Properties and Investment Limited, Avalon Global Property, Rotato Interlink Services, Seagate Property and Ebiwise Services Limited.
The witness, Murtala Bashir Abubakar made the disclosure when he was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel Rotimi Oyedepo.
The witness a Bureau de Change operator who plies his trade under three different companies, Na Mu Duka Ventures, Yamusa Oil Services Limited and 313
Ventures, informed the court that he knew Dudafa since his time as Commissioner for Local Government in Bayelsa State in the administration of Governor Timipre Sylva. He further told the court that the relationship between the two of them was that of forex dealings , a relationship that continued up to the time Dudafa became personal assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan.
In explaining the nature of their transaction, the witness informed the court that Dudafa usually sent two of his staff, Festus and German with Dollars for exchange and deposited the Naira equivalent into specific accounts provided by Dudafa via text messages. The witness disclosed the text messages he received from Dudafa on his Samsung mobile phone. The