Even In Death, Patience Jonathan's Mother Is A Billionaire
The face-off between the former First Lady Patience Jonathan and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is getting more complicated.
The mother of the former First Lady, Charity Oba is late but it seems even in death, she is a questionable billionaire.
The EFCC has traced N2.114bn to the bank account of Magel Resort Limited, which was allegedly owned by Patience Jonathan and her late mother.
According to the EFCC, the total amount of money traced to Mrs. Jonathan is now N17bn.
Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, had, last week, filed a N2bn fundamental human rights suit against the EFCC, accusing the anti-graft agency of subjecting her to psychological trauma and unnecessary persecution.
However, an interim report of the EFCC, accused Mrs. Jonathan of perpetrating fraud through some of her non-governmental organisation.
The report adds that at least N17bn, including funds from some government agencies, were paid into the accounts of Mrs. Jonathan’s NGOs.
The commission alleged that another NGO, owned by Patience, Ariwabai Aruera Reach Out Foundation, had various accounts but the principal account was domiciled at Diamond Bank.
The EFCC said it stumbled on evidence in which several government agencies made payments into the account.
A total inflow of N2.4bn was allegedly recorded in the account between 2009 and 2015.
The commission alleged that some of the NGOs had Patience’s domestic servants as directors.
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