The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has insisted that former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has to explain the source of her wealth and how she was able to build a N10bn hotel in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State.
The civil society group, in a statement signed by its acting Media Officer, said on Tuesday that Patience was only a Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa State at a time, insisting that the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan must be made to explain the source of her wealth.
Quoting the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran, the statement said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, needed no further petition to invite Patience for questioning.
According to the group, apart from explaining how she made the money to build the world-class hotel, CACOL said Mrs. Jonathan must also tell Nigerians the source of the $20m found in five bank accounts linked to her.
It would be recalled that the EFCC had frozen four out of the five bank accounts opened with Skye Bank.
The accounts were frozen by the EFCC while investigating a former presidential aide, Waripamowei Dudufa over allegations of money laundering.
It would also be recalled that the former First Lady had inaugurated the hotel, known as Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, Yenagoa, in April 2015.
The hotel is reputed to be of world standard and capable of competing with other luxury hotels in other parts of the world.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews….
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