According to reports, the Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force on Wednesday vowed to bomb the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrests former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
The group accused the EFCC of witch-hunting Dame Jonathan, asking it to lift the No Debit Order imposed on her Skye Bank accounts.
The group in a statement by its spokesman, Parkinson George-Amabo, told the Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, that investigating Jonathan could result into “bad blood, embarrassment and possible unrest in the Niger Delta”.
“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,” the statement read.
It went further: “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.”