Patience Jonathan Asks Buhari To Save Her From Magu
Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has asked the president to call Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to order.
She accused Magu of prosecuting a plot to destroy her family.
The former President’s wife said she believes that she is being targeted for the role she played in the 2015 election.
Patience in a statement by her media aide, Belema Meshack-Hart on Monday in Abuja, accused Magu of bias and intimidation, saying that the EFCC boss was “spreading barefaced falsehood and propaganda against her in the name of investigations”.
She also accused the EFCC of “unjustified witch hunt”, saying that no other former first lady had faced “such brazen intimidation in the history of this country”.
“For almost three years, the EFCC has beamed its searchlight on me and my family members, including my siblings and parents, as well as my Foundation and Non-Governmental Organisation.
“As a tradition, every First Lady in this country has had one pet project or the other, with which they sought to intervene in the lives of the less privileged.
“Mrs. Jonathan started her NGO in Bayelsa State 11 years ago, when her husband was the Governor of that State.
“With it, she has, over the years, touched the lives of many Nigerians indifferent ways.
“It is surprising that while other First ladies and their pet projects were left alone, it is only her activities and that of her NGOs that are being subjected to indefinite probe and microscopic scrutiny.
“In a method that clearly bears out the axiom of giving a dog a bad name in order to hang it, the EFCC has maliciously linked Mrs. Jonathan to all kinds of fake possessions and properties around the country.
“It has come to a point where all the magnificent edifices in Abuja, Yenagoa or Port Harcourt are presented to the media as belonging to Mrs. Patience Jonathan. She has been accused of owning several plots of land in many cities across the country, including places she has never visited.
“The most astonishing of all is that her close relatives are being victimized and their personal properties are being investigated,” the statement stated.
She asked Buhari to intervene on the matter to ensure justice for the former first family and also ensure that the EFCC’s actions were not interpreted as part of a larger plot to disgrace his (Buhari)’s predecessor.
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