The EFCC is investigating Mrs Jonathan for money laundering after it linked four accounts containing $15 million to her.
The Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force (NDPPVF) has vowed to bomb the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrests Patience Jonathan.
The EFCC is investigating Mrs Jonathan for money laundering after it linked four company accounts containing $15 million to her.
The group made the threat via a statement issued by its spokesman, Parkinson George-Amabo.
The statement reads:
“As a matter of fact, the EFCC has launched a criminal investigation of Mrs. Jonathan and in the process, frozen her bank accounts domiciled with a Nigerian commercial bank without affording her opportunity to state her own side of the matter.”
“Nobody is above the law. The NDPPVF does not support or condone corruption. If Mrs. Jonathan was found to be corrupt, we shall not hesitate to call for her prosecution.
“We, however, have a grouse with the modus operandi of Mrs. Jonathan’s investigation, given her status as the wife of a former deputy governor, former governor, former vice-president, former acting president and finally, former president. She is perhaps, the only Nigerian woman – dead or alive – with such an impressive and fortuitous pedigree; which accounts for why the EFCC needs to thread with caution.
“Recently, there have been calls on the attorney-general of the federation as well as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and prosecute the former First Lady for alleged money laundering.
“We shall simultaneously bomb the 4 wings of the NNPC Towers the day it is announced that MRS. PATIENCE GOODLUCK JONATHAN has been arrested by the EFCC.”
Meanwhile, the EFCC has also frozen Mrs Jonathan’s personal account, which contains another $5 million.