Friday, August 30, 2019

N1.6bn: EFCC appeals acquittal of Jonathan’s aide

Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC has made good its threat to appeal the judgement delivered by a Federal High Court acquitting and discharging the former aide of former President Jonathan, Waparimo-Owei Dudafa and a staff of Heritage bank Iweoju Joseph of laundering N1.6 billion.

The anti-graft agency’s lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo on Friday filed nine grounds of appeal before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Recall in a judgment on Thursday, Justice Muhammed Idris held that the prosecution, through his counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, failed to prove the charges against the defendants beyond reasonable doubts.