Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s detained ex-Aide-de-Camp (ADC), Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, has denied involvement in the alleged N10 billion gift for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates, but rather told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ask Jonathan’s former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, to account for the cash.
The ADC said when the suitcases containing the cash were brought as messages for the President, he merely handed them over to Dudafa, stating that military law forbids him from opening any message meant for the President, unless otherwise directed.
The N10billion withdrawn from the oil block account at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for PDP delegates to its nomination convention has been a knotty issue because it was based on the instruction of the former President, according to a source close to the investigation.
“The ADC has spoken with investigators. He said when the suit cases containing the N10 billion were brought as messages for the ex-President, he did not open them but he handed over the items to SA Domestic Affairs.
“He said as ADC, the military law forbids him from opening any message meant for the President, unless directed by the C-I-C.
“So, it is only the SA Domestic Affairs, who has sneaked out of the country, who will need to provide the list of beneficiaries. This is the status of the case.
“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 source told The Nation.
Col. Dasuki said he handed over the N10billion given to the delegates to Dudafa and the ADC.