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Patience Jonathan begs EFCC to unfreeze her account

14 September 2016, 08:30

Abuja - Former First Lady Patience Jonathan has addressed a letter to Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) explaining that the funds found in her account had been set aside for medical bills, Naij reports.

Jonathan's account has been implicated in an alleged fraud case that has been set before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The former First Lady has hit back at the EFCC, however, filing a lawsuit against the anti-graft agency for having her account frozen over the matter.

Jonathan has since changed her tactic, writing a letter directly to the EFCC, addressing the development.

Also read: Patience Jonathan may forfeit N10 billion hotel to FG

“It is in the light of the foregoing that we urge you to use your good offices to vacate the ‘No Debit/Freezing Order’ placed on the said accounts.

“Despite the foregoing, our client, who is a law-abiding citizen, has watched with surprise how efforts are being made surreptitiously to indirectly harass or harangue her and short-change her of her personal funds in breach of her fundamental human rights,” the letter, released through her lawyer Sammie Somiari, read in part.

According to Punch, Patience Jonathan had undergone seven surgical operations within one month in 2013, with doctors allegedly having given up hope of her survival.

Read more at Naij

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