Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, the aide-de-camp to the former president Goodluck Jonathan has opened up on his role on the N10 billion gift for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ex-aide to Jonathan, who is presently helping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with an investigation over some fraudulent dealings in the previous administration, said that the former special assistant (SA) on domestic affairs to the former president, Waripamowei Dudafa, should be called to account for the cash.
According to The Nation, an EFCC source quoted the ADC to have said that when the suitcases containing the cash were brought as messages for the president, he merely handed them over to Dudafa, adding that military law forbids him from opening any message meant for the president, unless it was clearly stated. “The ADC has spoken with investigators. He said when the suit cases containing the N10billion were brought as messages for the ex-President, he did not open them but he handed over the items to SA Domestic Affairs.
“If Dudafa does not show up, we may declare him wanted in connection with the N10billion cash or seek the court’s permission to attach his property.
“We are exploring mutual legal assistance with some countries to fish out Dudafa wherever he is hiding abroad,” the EFCC source informed. Colonel Sambo Dasuki, who is still in detention over the $2.1 billion arms procurement deal had in his statement of witness/accused person which has been filed in the high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), revealed how there was a transaction between his office and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). “That I am aware in November, I cannot remember the exact date.
My office requested the CBN to exchange N10billion from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser domiciled in CBN. “The money was for delegates that attended the nomination convention for the PDP presidential nomination. The money was paid and sent to Hon. Dudafa (SSAP Household) and ADC(C-I-C) for distribution on the instruction of the President,” the statement read. The N10 billion withdrawn from the oil block account at the CBN for PDP delegates to its nomination convention has already generated a lot of uproar, especially because it was released on the approval of the former president.
The news of Adegbe’s revelations is coming after a denial written by the military personnel’s legal adviser, Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN), in which he expressed shock and disbelief over the report of his arrest. Adegbe had been quoted to have said that Nigeria will boil if he reveals what transpired under the last administration. But the lawyer of Jonathan’s former aide denied that his client had ever made such controversial statement against the former president during his interrogation at the EFCC office.