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Patience Jonathan's billions divide Nigerians

12 September 2016, 14:38

Abuja - Former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba says he believes the country's anti-graft war can be better prosecuted, The Sun reports.

Agbakoba said he believes the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should prosecute corrupt officials with facts rather than leaking information to the media resulting in a trial by public prosecution.

"The system of media trial by the EFCC is not the right thing. The anti-graft body should finish with their thorough investigation before making it known to the public.

"The public has been made to know that they have been recovering money. In the case of Patience Jonathan, if the EFCC has its facts, it should come with it. Let it do its investigative job thoroughly and come out with its facts. They need to do proper investigation before this media orchestration.

Also read: EFCC may go after Jonathan’s wife over N1trn campaign funds

"This is because we have heard this kind of thing before and that all kinds of money were returned. I feel that in fighting the anti-corruption war, the EFCC should ensure that it carries out a thorough investigation and come out with concrete evidence before  making their findings public," Agbakoba said.

Meanwhile the EFCC traced an additional $5 million to the Skye Bank account of former president Goodluck Jonathan's wife, Patience Jonathan after discovering aide workers opened various accounts to the amount of $15 million.

News24 reported that, the arrests follow from the freezing of Jonathan's accounts, which were found to be linked to a $20 million money laundering case with four companies owning accounts at Skye Bank, including one in Jonathan's name containing $5 million.

Although Jonathan claimed that she had transferred millions in funds to the former Special Adviser of Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, to open accounts for her, in was later found that Dudafa had opened the accounts in the names of domestic servants employed by him.

For more on this story, visit The Sun.

- News 24


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