A group has threatened to bomb the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) should the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrest former first lady Patience Jonathan. Mrs. Jonathan has been linked to a corruption investigation, in which the EFCC froze $15 million discovered in four bank accounts.
The group, named the Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force, (NDPPVF), accuses the EFCC of witch-hunting Mrs. Jonathan
Parkinson George-Amabo, spokesman of NDPPVF, said arresting Mrs. Jonathan could result in “bad blood, embarrassment and possible unrest in the Niger Delta”.
The group added that investigating Mrs. Jonathan will rubbish her “impressive and fortuitous (sic) pedigree”.
It however said “the NDPPVF does not support or condone corruption” and “If Mrs. Jonathan was found to be corrupt, we shall not hesitate to call for her prosecution”.
“We, however, have a grouse with the modus operandi of Mrs. Jonathan’s investigation, given her status as the wife of a former deputy governor, former governor, former vice-president, former acting president and finally, former president. She is perhaps, the only Nigerian woman – dead or alive – with such an impressive and fortuitous pedigree; which accounts for why the EFCC needs to thread with caution.”