$15m Scandal: EFCC to invite Patience Jonathan’s security aides
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has summoned some officials of the Department of State Services, who were attached to Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for interrogation.
EFCC told Shara Repoters that a letter had been written to the DSS, requesting that the officials be allowed to honour the anti-graft agency’s invitation,that the invitation was part of investigations into the $15m frozen in four company accounts, which Patience had laid claim to.
A detective told sahara reporter that the Commission had evidence that the DSS officials had, on several occasions, deposited money into some of the accounts in Skye Bank between 2013 and 2015.
“We will not like to exchange words with her on the pages of newspapers. She says the money belongs to her, but she has no evidence to show that she owns the money except the fact that she was given platinum cards to use in withdrawing money.
“We are still investigating, and we may invite her based on the outcome of investigations. We are still trying to build a solid case.”
“Possessing an ATM card of an account that does not bear your name, signature or credentials does not give you the legal right over that account. We froze the accounts as part of investigations into a money laundering case.
The EFCC had stumbled on four company bank accounts in Skye Bank while investigating a former Special Adviser to Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa.