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N5.1bn fraud: Court concludes trial-within-trial of Jonathan’s ex-aide Dudafa
Warampo Owei-Dudafa 
Lagos, Federal high court has finished up trial-within trial in the alleged N5.1billion fraud charge leveled against former president Goodluck Jonathan's aide Warampo Owei-Dudafa, 
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC), had charged Mr. Dudafa alongside Joseph Iwejuo on 23 count charges which verges on conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds. 

the two suspects argued not guilty to the charges laid against them. 

The judge had requested the direct of the trial-within trial to know whether the statement written by Mr. Dudafa and his co-accused at the commission's office were deliberately made or not. 

At the resumed Court case on Tuesday, Mr. Iwejuo finished up his proof, demanding that his statements at the EFCC's office were made under duress. 

Under round of questioning by EFCC's lawyer, Idris Mohammed, the charged said that despite the fact that he was granted administrative bail by the commission while in its authority, he was never permitted to go home. 

He stated: "On the second day of my detainment at EFCC's office, I was told I will be given administrative bail and I approached my family to arrange for a lawyer for me to hasten the processed. 

"One legal counselor, Mr Johnson, in the long run came and he had a few talks with an EFCC's investigator , Mr Orji, on the most proficient method to consummate my bail, yet Orji disclosed to him that I can never be discharged in light of the fact that I will flee in the event that I ought to regain my freedom and the lawyer in the long run left in annoyance". 

Mr. Iwejuo's legal counselor, Sunday Abumere, requested for an adjournment to permit him welcome his last witness was turned down by the court which settled April 6, for both parties to gather their written addresses. 

Mr. Dudafa was summoned close by Mr. Iwejuo, otherwise called Taiwo Ebenezer, and Olugbenga Isaiah by the EFCC on a 23-count charge of alleged N5.1 billion naira fraud. 

A portion of the organizations allegedly utilized by the couple in conferring the offenses incorporate Seagate Property Development, Investment Ltd, Avalon Global Property Development Company Ltd, Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd and Rotate Interlink Services Ltd. 

Others are Ibejige Services Ltd, DE Jakes Fast Food, Restaurant Nigeria Ltd and Ebiwise Resources.
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