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Court freezes Patience Jonathan’s Accounts in 5 Banks over Alleged Money Laundering

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has frozen multiple accounts in five Nigerian banks which allegedly belongs to former First Lady, Patience Johnathan over allegations of money laundering.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ordered the freezing of the accounts after listening to the application files by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) back in November.

According to the EFCC, the order covers Jonathan’s accounts in Ecobank Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Diamond Bank Plc and Fidelty Bank Plc.

The agency said the request to freeze of the accounts became urgent after it got intelligence report showing the need for an investigation of the accounts.

Justice Olatoregun ordered the EFCC to enter into an undertaking to pay damages to the former First Lady if the allegations are false.

Channels TV reported that one of the accounts, domiciled with Skye Bank Plc has a balance of $5316.66.

Five other companies namely: Finchley Top Homes Ltd, Aribawa Aruera, Magel Resort Ltd, AM-PM Global Network Ltd and Pansy Oil and Gas Ltd were also affected.

Another account affected was Esther Oba who is reported to have a balance of $429,381.87 in her Diamond Bank account while the companies collectively have a balance of N7,418,829,290.94

Source:  Channels TV

9 Comments

  1. Author Unknown

    December 25, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Enough of accounts freezing and allegations. Try her, and send her to jail. .

  2. Dlapikin

    December 25, 2016 at 3:32 am

    7 billions just like that…

  3. Authentic Sunshine

    December 25, 2016 at 6:25 am

    The amount of disgust I feel for this husband slapping woman and her husband knows no bounds. They let us down. Do you guys remember GEJ’s election? People went out in drones to vote. We cried in relief & anticipation, we hoped and trusted. Only for them to dash our feelings…….
    Please ehn, nobody should come and preach excuses, cos that’s what they are poor excuses.
    Alas it Christmas and no negative enervy is allowed today. So this wishing everyone a beautiful day. Doesn’t matter what you have or haven’t got. Let’s be thankful and have a chilled out day.xxx

  4. Ebi

    December 25, 2016 at 6:46 am

    See Nigeria’s money in one persons account, our money for roads, hospitals , general infrastructures that would make us comPete favourably elsewhere is smiling from one person’s account, speechless indeed

  5. Stephanie

    December 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Please all these numbers in one line…my eyes are crossing! What!

    • Bimbo

      December 25, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      7 billion just like that ? It’s a real big WHAT ?

  6. nnenne

    December 25, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Great!!
    But after Patience what?
    Should we rejoice that Nigeria is healed?

    Gosh!! I hate injustice.

    Treat everyone alike and there will be no grumbling! !!!!

  7. xplorenollywood.com

    December 25, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    About time! EFCC had being going up and down on this Patience matter! Once completed begin to pick the other people that are equally as bad?

  8. kenny

    December 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    The Jonathan are fast becoming the next Abachas.

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