An aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of mounting pressure on him to incriminate former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
Dudafa, who served as a senior assistant on Domestic Matters to Mr. Jonathan, made the allegation in a petition to the National Human Rights Commission.
“My only sin is that I have refused to yield to the Commission’s pressure to write false statements to incriminate the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan,” said Mr. Dudafa in his petition dated November 4.
Spokesperson for the EFCC Wilson Uwujaren denied Mr. Dudafa’s claims.
“I don’t know the petition you are talking about but whatever petition there is, the Commission does not force anybody to do anything.”
Dudafa says he wonders why he is yet to be granted bail by the anti-graft despite fulfilling conditions.
“Despite meeting all the herculean bail conditions as ordered by the two courts, the Commission has failed to fulfill its part, by verifying all the title documents of the sureties,” Mr. Dudafa stated in his petition.
Dudafa added, “From the above facts, it has become obvious that the EFCC is desperate to keep him perpetually in prison with the ultimate aim of killing him in prison despite the fact that his deteriorating state of health has been made known to the EFCC through a medical report dated August 29, 2016, and issued by the Nigerian Prison Service, Ikoyi, Lagos,” the petition said.