Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s counsel claims that two of the accounts frozen
by EFCC belonged to her late mother, Madam Charity Fyneface Oba.
five accounts in dispute could be traced to the ex-First Lady and her
mum.The ex-First Lady’s counsel spoke on the Channels Television
discussion programme, Sunrise as monitored by The Nation.
“That is not true. The First Lady did not hold five accounts. They are
three accounts. The First Lady was the signatory of one account and the
mother was a signatory to the other two accounts.
were not on a company’s name; it is on a personal data name of the First
Lady. If you check, the BVN showed clearly on a personal name.
“And if you go through the BVN, it shows that it is her personal account; it is not connected with the companies facing trial.
First Lady was never privy to the companies standing trial. The money
that is in the account ($5 million) should be left to the First Lady.”
“I am explaining on behalf of the First Lady that this is what transpired.”
2014 against the use of unknown companies to open accounts for her by
the former Senior Special Assistant (Domestic / Household and Social
Events to the former President), Dr. Dudafa Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel.
He said: “What I am trying to say is that the domestic servant, Dudafa,
who was asked to open accounts, went ahead to use a company’s account
which the First Lady discovered and said I am not part of this.
said ‘I am not a director of this company, neither am I a shareholder. I
did not present any certificate of incorporation, I didn’t ask them to
open any account using a company or companies’. The discovery was made
between 2013 and 2014 and immediately she kicked against it.“ So, you
don’t link her with the company that she does not know anything about.”
But there were indications yesterday that some senators of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) held a meeting on Thursday, where they vowed to
back the former First Lady in her suit against the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the freezing of about $19.8
million in her accounts.