Patience Jonathan Accuses Magu Of Asking UK To Deny Her Visa
The face-off between Patience Jonathan and the EFCC appears to have entered a new chapter.
The former first lady and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have been having a go at each other since the closure of some of her bank accounts.
On Sunday, Patience alleged that Ibrahim Magu wrote a letter to the British High Commission in Nigeria, asking the British Government not to issue her a visa.
She said this in a petition written by her lawyers, Granville Abibo (SAN) & Co. which was addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
Patience said the British Government subsequently investigated her and found her not wanting and thereafter issued the visa.
The petition, which was signed by G.I. Abibo (SAN), read in part, “In February 2017, the EFCC through its acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made a spurious report against our client to the United Kingdom authorities and other international bodies – all in a grand design to forestall the renewal of her visa and other travel documents.
“The allegations against our client by the EFCC were duly investigated by the UK authorities and other international bodies who found the reports baseless and thereupon issued the visa and other travel documents to our client.”
Patience accused the EFCC of going after her relatives including her older brother, Aseminaso Kalama, for no just cause.
The anti-graft agency commenced investigation on Patience in March 2016. Although, she has never been invited by the commission, several bank accounts linked to her with a total sum of about N15 billion have been frozen while properties worth about N3 billion seized by the commission.