Patience Jonathan linked to $20m financial scandal. The EFCC claims that it has traced an aditional $5m dollars to the account of Patience Jonathan – EFCC initially traced $15m to four company accounts, bringing the figure to $20m linked to the former First Lady – Patience has been tied to a money laundering case involving an ex-special adviser to ex-President Jonathan An additional $5m has been traced to the account of Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Patience-Jonathan
The EFCC says it has traced a fresh $5m to the account of Dame Patience Jonathan, following investigations into a financial crime involving one of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s special advicers. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the fresh discovery brings to $20m the total amount so far traced to the former first lady in an investigations into a money laundering case.
A money laundering case against a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, the EFCC had traced four company accounts to him with a balance of $15m. The EFCC subsequently charged Dudafa and the four companies with money laundering. The four companies, whose accounts have since been frozen, are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Globus Integrated Service Limited.
A source at the EFCC said: “While we were investigating Dudafa, we traced the four companies to him. The companies have domiciliary accounts at Skye Bank with a balance of about $15m. So, we obtained a court order and froze the accounts. “We then traced the directors of the companies who then denied ownership of the accounts. It was later that we were informed that the accounts belonged to Patience Jonathan and that she is the sole signatory to the accounts. She was given a special card which she used in making withdrawals across the world.
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