EFCC receives committee backing on freezing of Patience Jonathan’s account
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 12, 2016
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), says with the fresh admission by Patience Jonathan that she owns the five million dollars traced to her accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the anti-graft agency has the right to probe her.
As part of investigations into a money laundering case against a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to former President Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, the EFCC had frozen four accounts, with the ownership being claimed by the former first lady. The discovery of an additional amount, in the former first lady’s Skye Bank account, by the EFCC brings to total, twenty million dollars so far traced to her. Patience has now filed a two hundred million naira fundamental rights enforcement suit against the EFCC and Skye Bank Plc, claiming that the act was used to inconvenience and embarrass her.