The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the companies used by Mr. Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, and two other persons, in alleged $31.4 million fraud does not have fixed addresses.
The EFCC said this through its counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo before Justice Babs Kuewumi at the resumed hearing of a charge filed against Dudafa and seven others.
The Commission had charged Dudafa before the court alongside a lawyer, Amajuoyi Briggs, one Demola Bolodeoku, and five limited liability companies on a 17 count-charge charge of conspiracy and fraud.
The companies whose names also appeared on the charge are: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited, Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited and Globus Integrated Services Limited.
According to the EFCC the accused persons had between November 13, 2013, and May 28, 2015, conspired among themselves to conceal the total sum of $13. 434,400 million USD, which they know to form part of the proceed of an unlawful act, through various bank in Nigeria.
The anti-graft agency also alleged that the accused persons committed the fraud with one Sombre Omeibi, now at large, through accounts number 2110002269, 2110002238, 2110002245, 210002252, 2110002207, 2110002269 and 0122493290, domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.
The Offences according to the commission are contrary to section 18(a) and 15(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012, and punishable Under Section 15(3) of the same Act.