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Dudafa’s sickness stalls N5.1bn fraud trial

Warimopei Dudafa, former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan

The ongoing trial of a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, for alleged N5.1bn fraud was stalled on Tuesday due to the absence of both the prosecutor and the accused in court.

While the prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, wrote to the court to seek an adjournment on the grounds that he was appearing before the Court of Appeal, Dudafa’s lawyer, Mr. Gboyega Oyewole, said his client was “seriously ill.”

Oyewole told the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, that he was surprised when he got to court on Tuesday and did not see his client

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