Patience Jonathan Begs EFCC For Out Of Court Settlement As Agency Exposes Her Shopping Spree

patience jonathan begs efcc out of court settlement

Feb 13, 2018 – Ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan Asks For Out Of Court Settlement With EFCC As Agency Exposes Her Past Shopping Spree

Exclusive Report By The Nation

The EFCC has finally exposed former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.

Mama Peace who spent $41,438 in one shopping day has finally begged the EFCC for out of court settlement.

Here the 31 individuals who made huge deposits into her accounts.

  • Festus Iyoha
  • Ocheche Emmanuel
  • Philemon Buoro
  • Festus Isidahomen
  • Felicia Apatake
  • Patricia Okogun
  • Buoro Ojo
  • Stella Wasiu
  • Amaka Adebayo
  • Segun Moses
  • Jimoh Peter
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Ibrahim Musa
  • Dame P. Jonathan
  • Ayemere Sunday
  • Eneji A.P
  • Johnson Ojo
  • Mary Buoro
  • Jude Bosede
  • Festus Iyoha
  • Jimoh Moses
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Germaine
  • Dudafa
  • Germani
  • Ade Suleiman
  • Mohammed Adamu
  • Francis Muhd
  • Kunle Peter
  • Suleiman Ade
  • Jonathan Patience

According to facts and figures revealed by detectives, former Mrs Jonathan is shopping freak.

She blew thousands of dollars at highbrow stores. The cash came from $11,849,069.03, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said 31 individuals and companies paid into her two domiciliary accounts.

The accounts, which are Skye Bank (2110001712) and First Bank (2022648664) had “questionable deposits” between 2013 and 2017.

The Skye Bank account had about $7,452,319.32 lodged in it. Detectives found $4,036,750.00 in the second account with First Bank.

The ex-First Lady allegedly spent the cash at TFS stores, Selfridges, John Lewis, Kingsgate, Sainsbury’s, Harrods, Marks and Spencer, Dolce and Gabbana, and Gina.

She went on a shopping spree in expensive outlets in the United States, Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, UAE, Italy and China.

The highest shopping was at Goyard Beijing in Beijing CN on January 28, 2014 where Mrs. Jonathan shelled out $28,388.72.

On the same day at Hulian Xinguang Beijing CN, she blew $13, 069.68 on some luxury items.

There were transactions traced to Oakham School, Natwest Bank and $26, 228. 18 spent at Hotel Nassaeur HOF Wishbaden DE on November 20, 2015.

Perhaps overwhelmed by the EFCC probe and its likely consequences, the ex-First Lady has applied for an out-of-court settlement with the EFCC.

In “a major breakthrough by EFCC with international collaboration” detectives found that about $7,452,319.32 suspicious funds were deposited in the ex-First Lady’s account with number 2110001712 between 8th February 2013 and 7th April 2015.

The account was opened on September 12, 2013 by a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Hon. Dudafa Waripamo Owei depositing $1,948,400.00.

About 23 other individuals, including the ex-First Lady allegedly deposited cash into the account as follows: Festus Iyoha ($287,100.000); Ocheche Emmanuel ($150,000); Philemon Buoro ($150,000); Festus Isidahomen ($100,000); Felicia Apatake ($148,900); Patricia Okogun ($ 99,700); Buoro Ojo ($400,000); Stella Wasiu ($250,000); Amaka Adebayo ($250,000); Segun Moses ($249,400); Jimoh Peter ($246,700); Ahmed Musa ($196,400); Ibrahim Musa($198,300); Dame P. Jonathan ($100,000); Ayemere Sunday ($ 250,000); Eneji A.P ($300,000); Johnson Ojo ($300,000); Mary Buoro ($400,000); Jude Bosede ($500,000); Festus Iyoha ($400,000); Jimoh Moses ($400,000) and Ahmed Musa ($100,000).

“The balance in this account as at 9th September 2016 was about $5,831,173.55,” the EFCC said.

The second account was opened on February 22, 2013 at First Bank.

Cash deposits were made into the account between 26th February 2013 and 30th April, 2017 which altogether was $4,036,750.

Apart from the ex-First Lady who deposited $2,037,650 in nine tranches, other lodgments ranged from $98,900 to $400,000.

The former SA Domestic, Dudafa Waripamo Owei, led the pack of depositors on 27th February 2013 with a deposit of $400,000. Other depositors are: Germaine ($100,000); Dudafa ($400,000); Germani ($200,000); Ade Suleiman ($200,000); Mohammed Adamu ($300,000); Francis Muhd ($300,000); Kunle Peter ($200,000); Suleiman Ade ($299,900,00) and Jonathan Patience ($2,037,650).

“Detectives traced the transactions pattern placed the card holder in various countries to United States, Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, UAE and Italy.

The card was allegedly used in highbrow shops, such as Marks and Spencer, Kingsgate, Natwest Bank, Gina stores and Harrods.

“ The balance in this account as at 9th September 2016 was $3,691,145.48.”

A source in EFCC said: “We have gone far in our investigation of the ex-First Lady to prove that it is not a case of witch-hunt in any manner whatsoever. We are already trying to verify the names of the depositors if they really existed or they are fake.

“ Since we have uncovered all these suspicious deposits, we only need her to account in court on how she came about them. Our crack teams worked day and night to trace these funds.

“With international collaboration, there is no hiding place for Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) because some of these malls sometimes report suspicious transactions or spending. They marvelled at where top Nigerian political office holders and their spouses got the cash being lavished.”

The former First Lady, however, seems to be tired of litigation over her fortune. In a January 30, 2018 letter, titled “Proposal for out-of-Court Settlement of all cases related to Dame (Mrs.) Ibifaka Patience Jonathan,” she told the EFCC of her intention to settle the matter.

The letter, which was written by her counsel, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), is being considered by the EFCC.

The letter said: “As senior counsel, representing Dame (Mrs.) Patience Jonathan (former First Lady) and companies linked to her and some family members, associates, companies and NGOs, we have thought it fit to engage your commission in a discussion over all issues involving her and the commission with a view to having amicable resolution of all cases as stated above.

“This will enable both sides create an atmosphere for mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence. We will therefore appreciate it, if you can give us an appointment at your earliest convenience to have a discussion over all matters involving her and members of her family.

“We believe that an amicable settlement will be in the best interest of both your commission and our client.

“We assure you of our utmost commitment and sincerity of purpose in this connection, and we solicit your cooperation in this regard. Please, accept the assurances of our warm regards.”

Another EFCC source said: “We have received a letter from the ex-First Lady, we are studying it on whether or not to accept the out-of-court settlement or allow justice to take its course.”

Apart from the cash, the ex-First Lady is linked to 12 choice properties and a plot of land on which a building is being built.

The investigative team had recommended that Section 7 of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004 be invoked on the properties after due verification.

The assets linked to Mrs. Jonathan in Port Harcourt are: Former Customs Service officers mess; two duplexes at 2/3 Bauchi Street; landed property with blocks at Ambowei Street; 3 Luxury apartments of 4-bedroom each at Ambowei Street; and Grand View Hotel along airport road.

In Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, are two marble duplexes at Otioko GRA by Isaac Boro Expressway; Glass House along Sani Abacha Expressway which is housing Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board; Akemfa Etie Plaza by AP filling Station, Melford Okilo Road; and Aridolf Resort, Wellness and Spa on Sani Abacha Expressway.

[By Yussuf Alli, The Nation]

8 thoughts on “Patience Jonathan Begs EFCC For Out Of Court Settlement As Agency Exposes Her Shopping Spree

  1. So you people have such tracing facilities but we never hear where OBJ, IBB and all the corrupt Nigeria politicians keep their loots.

    If this EFCC can put pressure in all the past president and their wives,with other top ranking officials,even with the serving ones as they are doing to Patient,then we will know they are serious. To me it seems Jonathan’s wife is entertaining them,that’s why they keep on referring to her.

  2. Abacha really had a whole lot of protegès. Why wont there be recession? Ordinary 1st lady laundered this much. Imagine what heads of parastatals, senators, ministers and co would have laundered.

  3. One thing is to steal and loot, another thing entirely is to spend heartlessly like there are no poor and low income people in her state talkless of nigeria as a whole.

    Someone should tell me why this woman should not be jailed?. If she looted money to fix things, at least in her state and help poor people, I am not talking about one-time benefit like giving them bag of rice, bag of garri. I am talking about using the money to institutionalized free healthcare, free education for at least pre-school and nursery school to allow federal govt to learn from her, this would have been great thing and she would have undivided support from her home town.

    But the way she goes about spending money as if printing machine is installed in her backyard shows that she has undisclosed trillions of dollars buried somewhere and also in different account in different countries. Imagine spending this much in one day. In her own word, ‘dris God ooo”

  4. If we really want things to work out in this Country, we must stop being too respectful, stop being shy and learn how demand for our right from those we called leaders. This woman is in possession of money that can be used to create jobs for the millions of Nigerians youth who are roaming the street who have no clue about their future and one unethical lawyer was trying to cover her up by saying EFCC should amiably settle the matter out court.

    A situation like this makes me feel like do we still have hope in this jungle country called Nigeria?. Another thing that really makes me feel nauseating about our Country is that many poor Nigerians will still vote for these people in forthcoming election. Until we are bold to confront these economy wreckers, we will continue to remain clueless and not be able to proffer any solution to our problems.

  5. She could have just helped build people houses in Nigeria, if she was indeed Mama Peace…what a joke? African ppl like this always dieing for white products, selling all their souls to have it, yet will do nothing for their own. Fela warned about
    these robba robba, thief thief thief…

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