Hundreds of Igbo youths carrying placards and banners have taken to the streets of Enugu, protesting the on-going probe of former Nigeria First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan by anti-graft bodies.
The youths see the probe, which had culminated into the freezing of her (Mrs. Jonathan) account, as a calculated plot to humiliate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The protesters are currently heading to the Enugu office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan is claiming that her account which was frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission contains $10m.
Mrs Jonathan according to reports made the claim in a statement signed by her spokesman, Mr. Sam Dokubo, on Wednesday.
Parts of the statement read, “For the avoidance of doubt, while indeed it is true that Dame Patience is in court for the protection of her fundamental rights infringed upon by a ‘No debit order’ placed on […]
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide and other kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, rose in defence of allegations of corruption levelled against former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
The President of IYC, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, said it would be an aberration to ask Mrs. Jonathan to forfeit the money she earned legitimately by virtue of her position.
Eradiri insisted that the bulk of the money under investigation was given to the ex-first lady as a gift by her well-wishers and friends of her […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been called upon to seek the forfeiture of the sum of $175,750,000 allegedly found in an account linked to former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.
Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), including the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, Chief Ladi Williams and Chief Gani Adetola-Kazeem, are among those calling for this move by the EFCC
They all advised the commission to trace the movement of the money after […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is battling to unravel where the $175,750,000 deposited in an account linked to former First lady Patience Jonathan is.
The deposits were reportedly found in the account of Pluto Property and Investment Limited, one of the firms linked to Mrs. Jonathan.
The EFCC has launched a manhunt for two suspects, Toru Wonyeng Ibuomo and Friday Davies, linked to the curious deposits in four tranches within 14 months — between February 21, 2014 […]
EFCC pressuring me to write incriminating statements against Patience Jonathan – Ex-Presidential aide, Dudafa
A former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wants him to write incriminating statements that would indict the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
In a petition to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, dated November 4 2016, the former Special Adviser maintained that the anti-graft agency was after him because of his closeness with the former First family.
The former Presidential aide claimed that […]
It was gathered that rhe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that it foiled a fresh attempt by Patience Jonathan to withdraw $5m from her frozen account during the week.
EFCC source said the commission was informed by Skye Bank that Patience had placed a standing order for $5m to be withdrawn from the account but it was stopped.
The detective added, “We received an alert from Skye Bank during the week that Patience attempted to withdraw $5m from her […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen a bank account belonging to Mrs. Bola Shagaya, a businesswoman which Forbes Magazine described as one of the wealthiest in Africa.
It was learnt that Shagaya, who is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bolmus Group International – a diversified Nigerian conglomerate with interests in oil, real estate, banking, communications and photography – had become a subject of investigation due to her links to Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife […]
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted four companies of laundering $15.5m kept in their accounts with Skye Bank.
The companies – Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited – are linked with a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had in August frozen the accounts of the […]
A human rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has described the suit filed against it by wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, as grossly incompetent and urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss it.
A group, the Union of Niger Delta Youth Organisation for Equity, had on behalf of itself and Patience sued SERAP for allegedly championing a campaign of calumny against Patience.
The group and Patience had accused SERAP of instigating the Attorney General of the Federation to […]