Patience in another $40 million scandal

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    Former First Lady Patience Jonathan has dived into some murky water of yet another corruption allegation involving $40 million found in another raft of accounts she opened in Skye Bank with fictitious names.

    The EFCC has now obtained another court order to freeze the accounts.

    The bank’s officials have informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of efefcthe latest finds, after discovering Patience couldn’t explain the origin of the money deposited in multiple domiciliary accounts that were initially discovered.

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    The former first lady had sued the bank for N200 million damages for disclosing her personal information to the EFCC

    The anti-graft agencies froze the four accounts with total balance $30.1 million, which has now become a matter before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

    Mrs Jonathan’s lawyers have petitioned the EFCC chairman stating she owned the money—that it was part of her medical savings she spent when she was abroad for medical attention.

    Some protesters have also been heckling the federal high court hearing the case.

     

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