The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has allegedly dispatched investigators to Yenegoa and Port Harcourt, capitals of Bayelsa and Rivers States respectively. The EFCC’s men’s mission is to trace and identify five choice properties believed to be former first lady, Patience Jonathan’s.
Mrs. Jonathan is currently locked in a battle with the EFCC after claiming to own $19 million frozen from four accounts investigated for corruption.
One of the properties, according to TheNation, is an Abuja luxury hotel estimated to worth N5billion.
“Based on intelligence report, we have isolated five properties allegedly identified with the ex-First Lady. These properties include a N5billion hotel in Abuja and four others in Yenagoa and Port Harcourt.
“A special team has gone to verify all these assets in the affected areas including the contractors engaged, the mode of payment to them, relevant land registration documents, and associates used as fronts.
“In the next few days, we will start questioning all those involved in the acquisition or building of the assets. We are lucky that this investigation has a lot of e-transaction and computerization components. There is no hiding place for anyone involved.
“If at the end of the day the five assets belong to the ex-First Lady, we will approach the court to place all these assets under Interim Assets Forfeiture in line with Sections 28 and 34 of the EFCC (Establishment Act) 2004 and Section 13(1) of the Federal High Court Act, 2004,” the report quoted an anonymous anti-corruption officer as saying.