DUDAFA’S TRIAL STALLED BY PROSECUTOR’S ABSENCE

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Trial could not continue as scheduled in the criminal charge against Mr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, former Special Assistant to the president under the Goodluck Jonathan administration and Mr. Iwejuo Joseph Nna, the former branch manager of the Yenagoa branch of Heritage Bank. The duo are facing a 23-count charge on money laundering offences relating to concealing the proceeds of crime before Hon. Justice Idris of the Federal High Court. At the resumed hearing of the case this afternoon, the court informed Mr. Gboyega Oyewole who represents Mr. Dudafa that the court received a letter from the prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo seeking an adjournment of the charge because of a hearing notice issued from the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Oyewole who expressed displeasure at the fact that Mr. Oyedepo had not deemed it fit to call him via telephone and inform him of his letter for adjournment informed the court that the EFCC has refused to forward Mr. Dudafa’s international passport to the court to enable them perfect the bail conditions given by the court.

The matter has been adjourned to the 10th of November 2016 as already scheduled for continuation of trial.

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