Patience Jonathan Opened Bank Accounts With Fake Documents


Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan
Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan

New information has emerged on the case of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to a report by the PUNCH Newspaper, the Skye Bank accounts of the former first lady, which contained a total of $15million, were opened with fake identity cards and driving licences.

The EFCC, in the course of investigating a former aide of ex-president Jonathan, had frozen the bank accounts of four companies containing more than $15million in all, and the former first lady claimed the monies were hers.

Further investigations revealed she also has another account, in her name, with Skye bank containing another $5 million.

She had continued to claim innocence of any wrong doing, even after the companies involved had pleaded guilty to money laundry charges.

The anti-graft agency, however, said she would soon be invited for questioning.

The PUNCH reported that EFCC detectives had visited the Skye Bank branch where the accounts were opened and had obtained the files containing the former first lady’s information.



    According to the EFCC source the newspaper quoted, “After three months of investigation, I can confirm to you that we are set to invite Patience Jonathan.

    “We obtained the files from the bank and we realised that those accounts with the $15m were opened with fake identity cards, including driving licences.

    “We took the cards and went to the Federal Road Safety Corps to verify if the cards were authentic. We found out that the cards were fake.

    “So, this is not just money laundering but a clear case of fraud. If they had nothing to hide, why did they go to this length?” he questioned.

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