• $15.5m scandal: Court dismisses application to change companies in guilt pleas

    $15.5m scandal: Court dismisses application to change companies in guilt pleas

    A Lagos Federal High Court yesterday dismissed two applications seeking to change the guilty pleas of four companies linked to Patience Jonathan’s controversial $15.5 million USD.

    Justice Babs Kuewumi dismissed the application on the ground that it is an abuse of court processes. The applications had challenged the court’s jurisdiction to take the plea of the companies through their purported directors, and also wants the court to reverse the guilty pleas of the purported directors of the companies.

    The two applications were […]

  • $15.5m scandal: Drama as defendants seek to change plea

    $15.5m scandal: Drama as defendants seek to change plea

    The ongoing trial of Waripamo-owei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant to Goodluck Jonathan took a new twist Tuesday as four of the defendants who had earlier pleaded guilty sought to change their plea.

    The four companies linked to Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s $15.591, 700m, in separate applications filed by their lawyers, asked the presiding judge, Justice Babs Kuewumi, to reverse their pleas on the ground that the court lacked jurisdiction to take the pleas of the directors of the companies.

    The companies are […]