Jonathan’s cousin spent $40m to stop oil bunkering – Witness tells court

A defence witness on Wednesday narrated to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, details of how he received money from One Plus Ltd, a firm of Mr Robert Azibaola, cousin to former president Goodluck Jonathan, to persuade was shared to Niger Delta militants to dissuade him from further disruption of oil production.

The witness, Iyerifama Jaja a native of Okpobo in Rivers state told the court that he was one of the operators of illegal refineries also known as “Kpon fire” Production who carried out his illicit refining business along with others in places where multi-national companies have their pipelines in the creeks between Akwa Ibom and Rivers states.

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However, he said the turn around started when he was approached by Mr Wellington, a staff Robert’s company who promised a monetary offer of N5 million to back off from the illegal business

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