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Patience Jonathan EFCC to seize ex First Lady’s properties

The anti-graft agency mandated its operatives to identify the properties belonging to the former first lady.

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Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan

(Total Media)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finalised plans to seize properties belonging to former first lady, Patience Jonathan.

The EFCC commenced investigations into Mrs. Jonathan’s activities when she claimed ownership of $31.4m found in five Skye Bank accounts.

Her personal account domiciled in Skye Bank Plc with a balance of $5m was also frozen by the EFCC.

According to Daily Post, the anti-graft agency has mandated some of its operatives to identify the properties belonging to the former first lady.

A source in the EFCC also said “It would not be correct to conclude that the commission has halted the investigation into the activities of the former First Lady.

“The investigation is progressing and it is being handled by the office of the chairman of the commission.

“A team of operatives have been assembled to identify all her properties in the country with a focus on Abuja, Port Harcourt and Yenagoa.

“The responsibility of the team is to mark all such properties in preparation for a possible court action.”

On Wednesday, over 100 women stormed the premises of the Federal High Court in Lagos to protest the freezing of Patience Jonathan’s account by the EFCC.

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