Another $40M found in bank accounts of Patience Jonathan
– New bank accounts with an aggregate balance of $40million allegedly opened by Patience Jonathan using fake names have been uncovered by the EFCC
– Bank officials say the limp explanations by Patience Jonathan on how she came about such a huge sum in the accounts earlier frozen by the EFCC prompted them to reports the latest discoveries to the commission
Last month, the EFCC froze Patience Jonathan’s $30.1million in various accounts domiciled in Skye Bank.
Mrs. Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan is in fresh trouble following the discovery of an aggregate balance of $40million in bank accounts linked to the former first lady.
According to Sahara reporters, the discovery was made after officials of Skye Bank Plc informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) about the bank accounts.
The newly discovered accounts were said to have been opened by Mrs. Jonathan, using fake names, and abetted by crooked bank officials.
Sources at the banks said the limp explanations by Patience Jonathan on how she came about such a huge sum in the multiple domiciliary accounts earlier frozen by the EFCC prompted the Skye Bank officials to draw attention of the EFCC to the latest discoveries.
Last month, the EFCC froze Mrs. Jonathan’s $30.1million in various accounts domiciled in the same bank.
The former first lady who claims the slush funds in her accounts belong to to her late mother, Madam Charity Fyneface Oba , has taken desperate measures to retrieve the her funds from EFCC’s grip.
She has hired a lawyer, Barrister Osuagwu Ugochukwu, to write to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) requesting it to confirm if Mrs. Jonathan and her husband declared the monies after leaving the Presidency in 2015.
Also, sources close to Patience Jonathan’s legal team has said the EFCC would soon to be dragged to the African Commission of Human and Peoples Right in Gambia by the former first lady.
The sources disclosed that the decision to take the EFCC to the commission in Gambia is to seek legal redress in a court free from manipulation.