EFCC says it traced N2.1bn to Patience Jonathan’s dead mother’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has allegedly traced the sum of N2.114bn to the bank account of a company owned by the wife of former President, Patience Jonathan and her late mother, Mama Charity Oba, Magel Resort Limited.

The agency made the disclosure while alleging that the former First Lady perpetrated fraud using some non-governmental organisations, NGOs.

In its interim report, the anti-graft agency claimed that at least N17bn, including funds from some government agencies, were paid into the accounts of the former First Lady’s NGOs.

Disclosing that a total inflow of N2.4bn was allegedly recorded in the account between 2009 and 2015, the commission alleged that some of the NGOs had the names of former First Lady’s domestic servants as directors.

The report says “Another company owned by Mrs Jonathan is Magel Resort Ltd. It was incorporated by Mrs. Jonathan’s late mother. But Patience Jonathan became the sole signatory to the account of the company by board resolution upon the demise of her mother.

“Though registered as a resort agency, sources at the EFCC disclosed that the agency was probing the circumstances in which the firm secured over N200m IT contract from the National Information Technology Development Agency.

Source: Daily Post

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