Wanted Former President Jonathan’s S.a, Dudafa Finally Arrested By Authorities
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, (THEWILL) – One of the most wanted former aides of ex-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa, has been arrested by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.
Dudafa, who served as a Special Assistant on Domestic Matters to Jonathan, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed Airport while trying to board an international flight.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had declared him wanted over his role in the disbursement of billions of naira he allegedly collected from embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki. Dudafa had been on the run until he was nabbed. The EFCC has charged Dasuki over misappropriation and fraud.
The EFCC had previously arrested, questioned and released Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, a former ADC to the former President over his role in the disbursement of the funds. THEWILL gathered that Ojogbane reportedly told investigators that he gave Dudafa the funds after receiving same from Dasuki.
Security sources at the airport confirmed Dudafa’s arrest to THEWILL adding that he is presently in the custody of the EFCC.
EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwajaren did not respond to calls when we called him for more information on the development.