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Thursday, 8 June 2017

EFCC reportedly trace multi-billion Abuja property to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has reportedly traced a multi-billion naira property said to be owned by former First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The Nation reports the antigraft agency is currently investigating the property and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture.

The agency is said to also be investigating the relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies being probed by detectives.


Also, three accounts and three more properties have been put under surveillance by the anti-graft commission in connection with the ongoing investigation of the ex-First Lady. The three accounts belong to Aribawa Aruera Research Foundation; Finchley Top Homes Limited and AM-PM Network Limited. The accounts were uncovered in the course of investigating Mrs Jonathan and Aribawa Aruera Research Foundation.

The anti-graft commission is suspecting a business relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and Finchley Top Homes Limited and AM-PM Network Limited. Preliminary investigation revealed that huge slush funds might have been laundered through the foundation and the two firms.

A report indicated that Aruera Foundation is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with RC No 22805. “Huge funds were suspected to have been laundered into the accounts of the above mentioned companies and properties worth billions of naira were allegedly acquired by ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan through the aforementioned companies. Detectives were able to track transactions through open source information from interbank settlement.

The ex-First Lady and five others are trustees of Aribawa Foundation. Intelligence from Abuja Geographical Information Service (AGIS) revealed that a multi-billion naira property, Plot No. 1758B06 in Mabushi Area, belongs to the foundation. The said property is not such that a state Permanent Secretary in person of Mrs. Patience Jonathan can afford.

The property should be marked as under investigation and interim forfeiture order be secured.” The ex-First Lady is being probed in connection with three other assets – Plot 96(DO5) in Karsana ; Plot 7109 (E18) in Wasa; and Plot 30 (DO3) in Idogwari. Besides, EFCC detectives have turned their searchlight on the ex-First Lady’s relationship with Finchley Top Homes Limited and AM-PM Network Limited. Another source added: “We have conducted searches at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the two companies whose accounts were earlier frozen alongside that of the ex-First Lady over $5.8 million which was reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

They were among the five companies and one Esther Oba said to be having a total sum of N7.4 billion in six banks. But their counsel Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) succeeded in unfreezing the account on April 6 at the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun. This is a new investigation. It is too early to return any verdict on the two companies because our detectives are looking into their books.”

The source cited Section 7 of the EFCC (Establishment) Act to justify the investigation. Section 7 of the EFCC Act says: “The commission has power to (a) cause any investigations to be conducted as to whether any person, corporate body or organization has committed any offence under this Act or other law relating to economic and financial crimes. (b) Cause investigations to be conducted into the properties of any person if it appears to the commission that the person’s lifestyle and extent of the properties are not justified by his source of income.”

The latest probe of Mrs. Jonathan has raised the number of properties linked to her to 17. According to the EFCC source, about 13 properties were initially associated with the ex-First Lady in Port Harcourt and Yenagoa.

The assets in Port Harcourt are former Customs Service Officers Mess; two duplexes at 2/3 Bauchi Street; landed property with blocks at Ambowei Street; three luxury apartments of four-bedroom each at Ambowei Street; and Grand View Hotel on Airport Road.

Other assets in Yenagoa include two marble duplexes at Otioko GRA by Isaac Boro Expressway; Glass House on Sani Abacha Expressway, which is housing the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board; Akemfa Etie Plaza by AP filling Station, Melford Okilo Road; and Aridolf Resort, Wellness and Spa on Sani Abacha Expressway.

28 comments:

Manuel Kunmi said...

Sigh!!!! And the saga continues between mama peace and EFCC. But why does it look like she's taking the fall for what she and GEJ did .

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

She has more wealth and property than her husband I'm sure. Thieves

Long live LIB

Heather said...

i wonder how patience jonathan is going to spin this one. is she going to say that it was a gift? we all know that you cannot accept a house as a gift if you are a govt worker.

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RareSpecie Z said...

Lol.
Collect am.
Hang me a Thief even tho a Dame.

daniel ubong said...

They should let this family be pls.

Vivian Reginalds said...

ghen ghen
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Nosurrender said...

Make we hear word abeg... last one wey dem trace, wetin happen at last???

Anonymous said...

She was the former first lady she would definately have multi-billion properties. Efcc are you now jobless

Anonymous said...

All the so called money they are recovering pls where is all the money. Money is just going from one thief to another. Mtcheww

Agbomen said...

Madam Pacy, there is God oo!!! Okay nah.

Anonymous said...

what is it about the harassment of this woman? Is it because, they are from minority group or because her husband is not a retired general? Please......

Anonymous said...

More revelations are coming this mischievous, unscrupulous criminals that has put this country in this mess posteriority will judge you all,even she that can not write owning big money in the bank and properties worth billions should be locked and key thrown to the shark.

Anonymous said...

Will EFCC shut up and stop prosecuting people on paper. Don't bring anything to the press until u r done with ur investigation and 100% percent sure. Eventually when u take her to the court u guys will loose the case. Even publishing ongoing investigation can jeopardize it. Use ur sense people(EFCC).

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Yawa don gas o


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Anonymous said...

Nawa o this woman own too much sef when her husband no steal Na she come dey pack everything.nna ehn

Doshima Aku said...

Dear PMB
Stop Harassing this Good Man Jonathan and his Family
As First Lady she did not Swear an Oat that she will not do other Businesses.
The Money and Buildings being Bought by Mamman Daura and others in the Villa cannot compare to what First Lady Patience Jonathan, First Lady Turai Yar Adua amd Late Stella Obasanjo Made.

Andy Uba may not have stolen 10kobo during Obasanjo but his 4 Mansions at Minister's Hill have been rated as one of the Finest Residential Palaces in the World. The Home cost over 15 Billion Naira Each.

Anyali Ugochukwu said...

It's terrible to read this from you, any small thing na victimization because u are from here or there, very myopic reasoning, God help this country,I am from south south as well, let's call a spade a spade stop this nonsense

tsalz said...

Abeg free dis woman EFCC.. Una no sabi una work

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:09 is right?
Turai Yar'adua and Aisha Buhari's amassed wealth is on a different level. But nobody is harassing them because they are married to Generals.

Fancyface said...

God bless u plenty,Ur school fees is not a waste...The south need more like you.

Anonymous said...

When former 1st lady called PMB a brain dead. I never know she is prophet now it's obvious.
There is nothing efcc and house boy maguire can do.
We all know what there are up to. Her name has been written in gold and can't be wiped off.

ibrahim kevin luke said...

Thank God, make then catch them.u are a fool unanimous to say she is being death with bcos her husband is not a general. So de should allow her Ba.idiots..let everyone of them be brought to book gradually, small small

Irikefe said...

Six years of treasury looting.
Reno Omokri, husband and wife dey wait make you defend dem.

Anonymous said...

Psychologists say when you want a man to become very stupid,make him very poor.The political class has succeeded in this regard.A lot of Nigerians are still supporting people who brought misery into their lives.Shame!!

JAO said...

@Anon 10:09 & 11:24. Most people politicians gets probed when they leave office sadly everything go turn story later but she's no exemption.

Anonymous said...

When efcc investigates Aisha the 1000 naira beautician's abi na saloon worker's billions in when I will take efcc serious. All this one is witchhunt.

Quadri Oluwaseun said...

Trace and link out the one of ikoyi case, #useless piple

Pretty woman friend said...

Who no get property? Yaradua's wife no get? Atiku's wife nko? Abacha's wife nko? Babangida's wives? Obasanjo's wife? Buhari's wife nko? Why mama peace everytime

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