Thursday, 22 September 2016

EFCC threatens to jail Patience Jonathan


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that Former First Lady Patience Jonathan would be jailed if found guilty of the money laundering charges against her. The chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu said Patience Jonathan would be investigated for the $15,591,700 she claimed belonged to her.

The Guardian reports that the account is being fingered as one of those involved in an alleged fraud case before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos but Mrs Jonathan’s counsel, Gboyega Oduwole has filed a case before the court, informing that his client is unhappy with the EFCC over the recent move to freeze the account.

Amajuoyi Azubike Briggs, an ex-presidential aide; Damola Bolodeoku, a former Skye Bank official; Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited had all been charged to court over their individual involvement in the fraudulent activities with companies without address.

Patience Jonathan on Tuesday threatened to file a N5 billion suit against the EFCC if it fails to unfreeze her personal account within the next 14 days according to News24.

The wife to former President Goodluck Jonathan said that there currently is no formal criminal complaint of money laundering that warranted the freezing of her assets.

She described the commission as a 'big thief' who was trying to steal her money under the ruse of the present political climate when it froze her accounts with Skye Bank, containing an amount of $15 million.