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Patience Jonathan EFCC wants ex-first lady to explain how a housewife like her got $20M

Mrs Jonathan has written letters to the EFCC accusing the agency of plotting to steal her hard-earned money.

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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

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently involved in a battle with former first lady, Patience Jonathan over  $15 million found in company accounts frozen by the EFCC.

Mrs Jonathan has sued the agency and is threatening an even bigger suit over the funds which she claims the EFCC is trying to steal from her.

In response, the EFCC has also frozen Mrs Jonathan’s personal account which contains $5 million.

“Recall that we had frozen the four companies’ accounts, which Patience Jonathan later laid claim to. We have been able to establish that the money was part of proceeds of crime,” an EFCC source told Punch.

“She had no evidence that the money in the four accounts belonged to her. All she had were platinum debit cards, which she was using to withdraw money and the cards are not evidence of ownership.

“Initially, we had traced $5m to her personal account, which we did not touch but I can confirm to you now that the $5m account, bearing Patience Jonathan’s name, has also been seized since she claimed that the monies in the company accounts and the one in her personal name all emanated from the same source.

“We are tracing other accounts belonging to Patience. It will interest you to know that despite all the letters she has written, she has never stated where she got the money from. She claimed to be a housewife and yet she has $20m,” the source added.

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Mrs Jonathan has written a series of letters to the EFCC accusing the agency of plotting to steal her hard earned money.

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