EFCC Goes After Jonathan’s Wife’s Assets
The properties include Aridolf Resort, Wellness and Spa and eight others.
The assets in Bayelsa are two marble duplexes at Otioko GRA by Isaac Boro Expressway; a Glass House on Sani Abacha Expressway; Akemfa Etie Plaza by AP filling Station, Melford Okilo Road; and Aridolf Resort, Wellness and Spa on Sani Abacha Expressway.
Others in Port Harcourt are former Customs Service Officers Mess; two duplexes at 2/3, Bauchi Street; landed property with blocks at Ambowei Street; 3 Luxury apartments of four-bedroom each at Ambowei Street; and Grand View Hotel on Airport Road.
But the commission has been having difficulty in getting the original titles of the assets.
It was gathered that some officers in the Ministry of Lands in Rivers State acting on orders from above have been blocking EFCC’s access to vital documents.
The anti-graft commission may ask the court to compel the agencies with the titles in Bayelsa and Rivers states to release them.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said : If they continue, we will take action against such officers for obstructing this agency from doing its work.
“We have made them to realise that by virtue of Section 7 of the EFCC Act , these officers are expected to cooperate with us.”
Section 7 of the EFCC Act states: “The commission has power to (a) cause any investigations to be conducted as to whether any person, corporate body or organisation has committed any offence under this Act or other law relating to economic and financial crimes.
“(b) Cause investigations to be conducted into the properties of any person if it appears to the commission that the person’s lifestyle and extent of the properties are not justified by his source of income.”