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Patience Jonathan 4 companies confess to laundering $15M for ex-first lady

The guilty plea was entered on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

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Nigeria's former First Lady, Patience Jonathan

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Four companies accused of laundering $15 million in funds, which were subsequently linked to former first lady, Patience Jonathan, have pleaded guilty to fraud.

The companies were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) along with former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

Former Special Assistant to ex- President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Matters, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa play

Former Special Assistant to ex- President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Matters, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa

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The guilty plea was entered on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The companies involved are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.

Mrs Jonathan claimed ownership of the funds after the companies’ accounts were frozen by the EFCC.

ALSO READ: Patience Jonathan tells EFCC she needs $31.4M for medical bills

She has also written to EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu urging him to remove the restriction on the accounts to enable her access the money which she claims is meant for her medical bills.

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