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Patience Jonathan gives EFCC 14 days to unfreeze account

20 September 2016, 12:07

Abuja - Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has threatened to file a N5 billion suit against the EFCC if it fails to unfreeze her personal account within the next 14 days, Naij reports.

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.

“We are very much aware of numerous instances where EFCC used strong-arm tactics to dispossess hard working Nigerians of their legitimately earned money; only to turn around to brazenly and shamelessly loot the recovered loot. This is one of such unfortunate instances. Clearly, it is a failed politically-motivated attempt by the EFCC to steal our client’s money using the cover of the present political climate,” she said in a statement.

The money according to News 24 were laundered by companies linked to an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo Owei-Didafa,

The four companies are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.

- News 24


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