A former aide-de-camp, ADC, to immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, has said that he never knew contents of parcels, which he routinely passed from the then President to individuals and groups as it was not his duty to open them or question the President.
Adegbe, who is being questioned by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the N10 billion said to have been passed from former national Security Adviser, NSA, to him and one other aide of Jonathan to share to People’s Democratic Party, PDP, delegates, reportedly told his interrogators that he never looked into the contents of parcels handed over to him by the then President in the course of his duties.
He has, therefore, pleaded with EFCC not to hold him responsible for whatever happened in the course of his duties as the President’s ADC.
It was gathered that the former ADC had admitted that he used to receive many parcels from the President and passed same to their owners without opening to look at their contents, as it was not part of his duties to look at the contents or question the President’s orders.
A source said: “The ADC explained to our operatives that part of his schedule of work was to collect and handover documents and sealed parcels from his Commander-in-Chief to individuals.”
Adegbe is said to have insisted that as a serving officer, he was bound by his oath of commission into the Armed Forces and would not divulge official secrets which he swore to keep.
The operatives are said to so far met a brick wall in the interrogation of the former ADC but had decided to press him with the hope that he would open up on the N10 billion cash by naming the beneficiaries and why.