Patience Jonathan Ex-First lady made $15.5M from crime – EFCC

Mrs Jonathan has urged the House of Representatives to intervene in the matter and stop the EFCC from harassing her.

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How $22.3m Hit Ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan’s Bank Accounts play

How $22.3m Hit Ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan’s Bank Accounts

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that a sum of $15.5 million which was traced to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan is “a proceed of crime.”

Mrs Jonathan became the subject of an EFCC probe after she admitted ownership of the fund which were lodged in various company accounts.

The EFCC made the allegations in a counter-affidavit presented before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Mrs Jonathan has filed a suit against the EFCC and is urging the court to order the agency to unfreeze the bank accounts in question.

The former first lady’s connection to the accounts was established after the EFCC charged ex-Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo Dudafa to court for opening the said accounts.

“EFCC received an intelligence report showing vividly that the fourth to seventh defendants retained proceeds of crime,” EFCC lawyer, Oyedepo Rotimi said.

“Our investigations showed that Festus Iyoha admitted receiving the fund from the first defendant (Dudafa). Iyoha is a domestic staff at the State House. He admitted that funds credited into the accounts were given to him from the State House,” he added.

The companies involved are: Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Avalon Global Property Development Ltd.

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Meanwhile, Mrs Jonathan has urged the House of Representatives to intervene in the matter and stop the EFCC from harassing her.

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