The former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded not guilty to the charges of money laundering and 14 other counts brought against them by the EFCC to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State.
The money, the EFCC claims, is a product of theft, between four companies, the former Special Adviser, a lawyer, Amajuoyi Briggs, and a banker, Adedamola Bolodeoku. Briggs and Bolodeoku also pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The four companies, however, pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against them. The companies are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.
The case thus becomes more intriguing as earlier Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, had sued the EFCC and Skye Bank for freezing the accounts with the money, claiming they belong to her.
Parts of this article originally appeared in Punch Newspapers