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Companies Plead Guilty to Laundering $15m which Patience Jonathan Claimed Belonged to Her

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Dame Patience Jonathan

Dame Patience Jonathan

The four companies’ accounts which were frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have pleaded guilty to laundering to money laundering.

PUNCH reports that the companies pleaded guilty to conspiring with one Waripamo Dudafa, a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, and the two others charged to court by EFCC, to launder a sum of  $15, 591,700 before a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.

The companies are: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.

Jonathan’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan had sued the EFCC and Skye Bank Plc., claiming that the money in the accounts belonged to her.

She had also said that the money was for her medical expenses.

 

16 Comments

  1. no

    September 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Hmm, when the music change, the dancing steps equally changes. 15m dollars in one woman’s account and we have no good hospital, no water , no light , nothing to show for someones stewardship of how many years again??? We actually have stashed monies in various bank account to show!!!!

  2. Toluwalope

    September 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Some women can be so impossible. After contributing immensely to your husband’s electoral loss tru recklessness among other reasons, I don’t think you should drag his image again tru the mud at all madam greed.?

  3. X

    September 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Nothing will happen tho..when its all said and done. If the husband hasn’t been prosecuted a year after leaving office…then I doubt the wife is in any trouble.

  4. Prince

    September 15, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    If EFCC no carry that woman ehn.

  5. MamaLee

    September 15, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Super Story, abeg make una allow me breath jare. how many money laundering people has been brough to book? Saraki and Ekweremadu’s case is under the rug as we speak , budget padding nko! now is mama peace , We will talk about it till the next best news comes along . Nigeria i hail thee!!!

  6. Funmi

    September 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    This may seems like Superstorry but things are going on the background.

  7. Chidi

    September 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    This woman is very arrogant. I really never liked her.
    But regarding the $15m which is a very small amount comparing what other presidents has stolen since independent. $550m of abacha loot is still in transit. $430m and $330m has been recovered. Nigeria’s corruption and problems didn’t start 6 yrs ago with an Ijaw man it started with Hausa people. In 1960 when Nigeria got her independence Singapore and Brazil where jungles. With good leadership look at where they are today. Hausa people that have been ruling Nigeria since 1960 what do they have to show for it and now we have another Aboki in power taking us backward with stupid economic policies. If the government is serious about corruption start with all the Hausa people that uselessed Nigeria and stop looking only at activities from 6yrs

    • nene

      September 15, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      gbam

    • Story!

      September 16, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Thank you Chidi.
      If Buhari and EFCC is serious with this fight against corruption or if he wants to proof his so called anti-corruption war is not a selected fight, mainly targeted at the opposition PDP, he should start with IBB and Co, then OBJ, and we will take him more seriously.
      Corruption in Nigeria can be dated as far back as 1900’s it didn’t start with GEJ and it will not even end here, even in this current administration, alot of stealing is going on.

    • EE

      September 16, 2016 at 2:17 am

      Brazil……….Good leadership??????????? My chest.

    • Chidi

      September 16, 2016 at 3:41 am

      Brazil is more developed than Nigeria

    • GBN.

      September 16, 2016 at 6:18 am

      This is just complete hypocrisy and witch-hunting on buhari’s part. He sits and talks with far more corrupt people on his cabinet who have plundered incomparably more than this e.g. from the states they formerly governed, his party leader is corrupt for days but he is strangely blind, deaf and dumb because those funds sponsored his presidential campaign, his wife certainly has grounds on which she should be questioned and also invited by EFCC e.g. Halliiburton, he himself is not free of it from his days as petroleum minister and at PTF and he is yet to simply display his certificate from Cambridge for Nigerians to see instead for some reason he finds it easier to hire 13 SANs and 10 additional lawyers to play all kinds of stalling and blocking tactics in the law books in the court case brought against him on the very issue. Meanwhile, to hire one SAN, ONE SAN, the fees are far from child’s play. Yet, this is the man who recently had to borrow money, N27.5m, to pay for his party nomination form for the presidential elections yet barely a year after, now president, he can hire 13 SANs, his wife can wear a £34,500 Cartier watch and carry an Hermes bag worth $105,000 and which, at auction price in 2015 by Christie’s, sold for $222,912. And Nigerians are not asking how many cows are at Buhari’s Daura farm and how much is the cost of one cow? And how much is a Nigerian president’s salary? EFCC is not asking all these questions. People say the stupidest things like Aisha Buhari is a president’s wife, she can wear what she likes, Buhari was a former Head of state, they were not poor. Yet, borrowing pre-presidency, then right from inauguration £34,500 watch? Dolapo Osinbajo is a VP’s wife. Her family lineage and pedigree is very far from poor. Where are her watches and bags?

      We all know that these amounts mentioned re Patience Jonathan are peanuts, if we are talking about corruption among Nigerian leaders, there are people even in the private sector who have stolen much more, before we even start talking about all those who have ruled this country especially of northern extraction.

      This whole thing sickens me. Buhari sickens me. Nigeria (I have loved this country so much and I have always separated the leaders and the bad people from the country itself but I can’t take anymore. Even reading the quality of comments on BN, on various issues, the amount of senseless, irrational hate is mind-boggling, the number of commenters who seem incapable of processing content even halfway intelligently is scary, the amount of people who pontificate with all authority and spew half-baked ignorant opinions … but mostly, it’s the hate, the hate and the mindless herd mentality, the mindless sycophancy, and I see it on and off these pages) … God help me. God help us.

      Forgive me if I speak somewhat randomly. I have always hated injustice, always hated bullying and bullies, always rooted for the little guy, the underdog.

      Something is wrong with the way the Niger Delta has been raped all these many years and decades, its resources used to feed and fund the rest of us, and by so doing its own people have been deprived of their livelihood and turned to beggars and infected with all kinds of sicknesses, their lands completely devastated, their source of livelihood wiped out, 85% or more of their oil/resources owned by northerners and the same northerners never allowed GEJ a moment’s peace, worked actively (so many stories yet to be told) and with the complicity of external interests against him, and now, even with him having handed peaceably over to them, something buhari had never done and can never do and the very opposite from what he was preparing to do if things had not gone his way, as evidenced by his pronouncements, and yet, instead of giving Nigerians good governance, improving their lives, making the naira of equal value to the US dollar and all the other miracles he said he would do once president.

      He has not sent the EFCC against the Abacha family. Instead he steadfastly maintained their late father was not corrupt and never stole and he said this even after the Swiss government had already started returning the loot. Till date, buhair has never come out to state categorically that Abacha was corrupt and a thief. Instead, almost immediately after getting into Aso Villa his family, Aisha and children flaunted the Abachas in the faces of Nigerians, posting photographs of themselves together, in each other’s warm embrace, back in Ado Rock. Show me your friends … That “”not corrupt”” gift keeps on giving and giving to Nigeria to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars and there is still more with the family that previous governments e.g. Obj’s and the lawyers hired by the FG at the time were not able to access because the family hired its own lawyers blocking every move but no EFCC for them.

      There is evil in this land.

      And God will destroy it and install His righteousness and rule permanently. I can only trust.

      God bless Nigeria in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

    • LoI.

      September 16, 2016 at 11:27 am

      It is also noteworthy that while APC is tracing $31Million dollars to the account of one first lady..it is granting a university license to another first lady whose family has over $5billion of looted funds tracked around banks globally. And it has not told us how transparent its findings on the tracked accounts of other first ladies are, including those who confiscated National Cancer centers or those who transacted businesses with the infamous Harliburton.

  8. sharon

    September 15, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    How about the people with multi-million dollar houses in dubai? How about Buratai? Amaechi? Tinubu? The list is endless

    • EE

      September 16, 2016 at 2:20 am

      When somebody commits murder and is caught, we should free them because some murderers are still loose?? Solid logic.

  9. Marian

    September 16, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Is this a movie? As in what rubbish and nonsense!! Can they just stop. You have evidence and the person is still opening mouth to give nonsense excuse. The next headline better be a picture of her in cuffs. Since it’s naija she’s probably chilling somewhere pricing a private jet.

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