Money Laundering: Patience Jonathan Accuses EFCC Of Foul Play

Former first Lady, Patience Jonathan
Former first Lady, Patience Jonathan

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of hiring mercenaries to plead guilty in court to money laundering in what she described as a desperate attempt to pull her down and confiscate her hard-earned money.

Representatives of four companies namely: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited pleaded guilty to the 15 count amended charge brought against them by the EFCC.




     

     

    The companies admitted that they helped the former First Lady launder money as contained in the charges brought against them by the EFCC.

    She reacted to the guilty plea through her media aide, Chima Osuji, who released a statement late on Thursday, picking holes in the authenticity of the representatives of the four companies who pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering at a Federal High Court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Babs Kuewumi.

    She alleged that the EFCC presented four unknown persons as representatives of the companies, all of who did not show letters authorising them by their respective boards to represent them in the case.

    The guilty plea was entered on behalf of the companies by one Friday Davies, Agbo Baro, Bioghowri Frederick and Taiwo Ebenezer, respectively.

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