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EFCC to question Patience Jonathan over another $5m found in her Skye Bank account

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), claims it has traced to Patience Jonathan’s Skye Bank account, an additional $5m.

Earlier, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has allegedly claimed that about $31.4 million dollars in some accounts frozen by the EFCC actually belong to her and filed an application through her counsel, Mr. Gboyega Oduwole at the Federal High Court in Lagos, urging the court to order EFCC to unfreeze the said accounts, and free the funds.

This is coming as the EFCC continues its investigations into a money laundering case against a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa.

Read also: Patience Jonathan claims $31.4m in account frozen by EFCC

The commission reportedly said that while it continues the investigation of Dudafa, it later found out that Patience personal account, which bears her name, has a balance of $5m.

This brings to $20 million the amount traced to Dudafa and the former First Lady as the EFCC had earlier said it had traced $15 million in the course of investigations to the pair.

According to the anti-graft body, she was not their initial target, but Patience now has questions to answer, because the commission wonders where a person, who has never held a government position, got the money from.

By Ebere Ndukwu …

 

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