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“EFCC forced me to implicate Jonathan” – GEJ’s ex-aide

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A former aide of former president Goodluck Jonathan has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of using “fake documents” against him. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa
on Monday, January 23,  told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the
EFCC obtained oral and written statements from him under duress, forcing
him to implicate Jonathan.

He said the statements
were gotten from him during his detention in the EFCC facility, as he
suffered pains from a spinal cord ailment – adding that he was denied
adequate medical treatment.
He also said the anti-graft agency tricked him to sign the statements in exchange for freedom.
Giving
details of his experience in detention, Dufafa said his family members
were barred from bringing him food, leaving him to starve.
He
said: “April 27 till May 12 was so tormenting. Sometimes I was taken
out from the detention centre and kept in EFCC office between 8am and
8pm, and sometimes until 11pm depending on their mood.
“The
ailment I have today is a spinal cord dislocation. It was within that
period of my torture and agony that my spinal cord got dislocated.
“I
was not in the best frame to write statements but they went on to force
them from me. The document remains fake as they only brought out those
items to nail me.”
The ex–presidential aide
further explained that after the statements had been forced out of him,
he was denied access to his lawyers.
“In fact my lawyers were driven away,” he said.
Dufafa
added that when he health condition worsened, EFCC operatives only gave
him paracetamol and aspirin, and allowed him to visit an in-house
medical doctor.

He explained that he was then referred to a military hospital by Commission’s doctor.
After
they ran some tests at the hospital, it was revealed that he had a
spinal cord injury and needed to see a specialist, he said.
According
to him, the EFCC refused to let him see a specialist and even denied a
request by his family to bring in a specialist to the facility to
examine him.
“My Lord, I was dehumanised to
the extent that I got scared of the people around me. The mistreatment
was also extended to my immediate family as they froze my wife’s bank
account and my children’s schools savings accounts in a bid to frustrate
and break me down,”
he said.
“When I realised that I did not make any statements voluntarily I raised objections.”
Dufafa, however, admitted during cross-examination by EFCC’s prosecutor,  Rotimi Oyedepo,  that he was cautioned before making the statements.
He also said he was never forced to admit committing any crime in the statements, but insisted he was forced to him.
The presiding judge Mohammed Idris, adjourned the case till January 24 for the continuation of the trial-within-trial.
Dufafa, alongside Iwejuo Joseph Nna alias Taiwo Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah were arraigned on 23-counts of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds.
They were accused of conspiring to conceal proceeds of crime amounting to over N1.6 billion on June 11, 2013.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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