The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, has vowed to enchantment the judgment of the Federal Prime Courtroom sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos that discharged and acquitted a former Senior Particular Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Home Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, and a banker, Joseph Iwuejo, who had been charged with N1.6bn fraud.
The Fee mentioned it’s learning the main points of the judgement and can method the enchantment court docket instantly.
The defendants had been arraigned on a 22-count price bordering on cash laundering, conspiracy and concealment to the music of N1.6bn.
The defendants allegedly conspired and laundered the fund throughout the accounts of A.B. Smart Assets Restricted, Seagate Belongings Building and Funding Restricted, Avalon International Belongings Building Corporate Restricted, Rotato Interlink Carrier Restricted, Pluto Belongings and Services and products Restricted and De-jakes speedy meals and Eating place Restricted.
They pleaded now not in charge to the price most popular towards them, thereby resulting in their trial.
Events within the trial had, on February 27, 2019 followed their ultimate written addresses, after Mr Dudafa had closed his defence on January 22, 2019.
In his judgment on Thursday, Justice Muhammed Idris held that the prosecution, thru his recommend, Rotimi Oyedepo, did not turn out the fees towards the defendant past affordable doubts.
Justice Idris additional held that the prosecution failed to name “subject material witnesses”, together with former President Jonathan, one Somprei Omeibi, the Central Financial institution of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele and ex-Nationwide Safety Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
The Pass judgement on additionally held that, “the prosecution did its very best, nevertheless it did not conclude investigation ahead of going to court docket.”
Justice idris, in his additional judgment, disregarded all of the 22 counts towards Dudafa and Iwuejo, discharged and acquitted them.