Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Patience Jonathan Denies Link With Companies That Pleaded Guilty

..

Friday, 16 September 2016

Patience Jonathan Denies Link With Companies That Pleaded Guilty

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience, Thursday denied allegations that her accounts were used to launder huge sums.
In a statement by her media aide, Yemi Akinbode, Mrs Jonathan said she was constrained to respond to “tissues of lies being churned out” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).




The statement said: “That Mrs. Patience Ibifaka Jonathan is laying claim to ownership of a whopping sum of $31.7 million dollars fund recovered by EFCC is a complete fallacy. Mrs. Jonathan does not own and has never owned such amount of money. The reason for this lie is best known to the EFCC.


“That another sum of $20 million dollars has been traced to Mrs. Patience Ibifaka Jonathan, is again, another falsehood aimed at hoodwinking the public against Mrs. Jonathan.
“That a further sum of $5 million dollars has again being traced to another account of Mrs. Patience Jonathan. This is also a fallacy.


“That Mrs. Patience Jonathan opened accounts in the names of cooks, drivers and artisans. This is perhaps the biggest falsehood to the knowledge of EFCC.”


The former First Lady picked holes in the authenticity of the representatives of the four companies who pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering.
Her lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole, said she would appeal the validity of the representatives of Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.

The former First Lady’s counsel alleged that the prosecution presented four unknown people as the companies’ representatives, all of whom he said did not show letters authorising them by their respective boards to represent them in the case.
“This is a clear evidence of the desperation of the prosecution to pull down the former First Lady and confiscate her hard-earned money,” the statement quoted Oyewole as saying.


Mrs Jonathan was quoted as saying that EFCC was bent on denting her image and trampling on her fundamental human rights.
Her words: “This is an irony. I was the one who went to court for the repatriation of my confiscated money when I realised that the EFCC and its co-travellers were playing politics with this issue after I had come out publicly to say that the said money belongs to me and that I have all evidence to prove the sources of my money.


“Up till this very moment, EFCC has refused to interrogate or invite me for questioning, while the agency has continued to detain Dudafa under heavy armed security guards.

“The biggest twist in court on Thursday (yesterday) was that the fourth to seventh defendants pleaded guilty to all the 15-count charges. It is clear that these unknown faces were agents of the EFCC, who have been stage-managed and tutored to come to court to complicate the case as a strategy to confiscate my money.”

Mrs. Jonathan reiterated her respect for the sanctity and integrity of the judiciary as the bastion of hope for every citizen of the country.
She, however, expressed disappointment that her “well-earned image” was being maligned in the court of public opinion through the “tissues of lies being churned out by the EFCC in respect of the matter.”

Mrs Jonathan restated that she was not a director, shareholder, promoter or participant in any of the four companies that pleaded guilty, and that she was the sole signatory to all the accounts, contrary to the fabrication that she used her driver and cook as proxies.


She also denied ever receiving any monies from any unknown sources into her accounts, adding that they were opened in order to facilitate her travel overseas particularly for medical treatment, sundry purchase for herself and her late mother Mrs. Charity Oba (Mama Sisi).
On how her monies got to the accounts, she said she directed a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan Waripamo Dudafa to open the accounts for her, only for him to open them in his companies’ names rather than her name.


“She immediately complained about this anomaly to Hon. Dudafa and the bank officials, Demola Doledeoku and Dipo Oshodi came back to the villa with forms to change and convert the said accounts to the personal name of Mrs Jonathan.
“This was her firm request which the bank officials promised to effect immediately and she duly completed account conversion forms and signed the mandate forms as a the sole signatory, but as it would appear, the said bank officials did not change the account names despite her request,” the statement added.

Culled: The Nation




65 comments:

redbotafly said...

Who do we believe nw?EFCC has lost its credibilty.

Ginika Loveth said...

"Her hard earned money" Hmmmmm

"For her medical check up" Ok ooo

Anonymous said...

She might launder that money but those companies coming out is falsehood. Abeg EFCC should stop putting iyo

Debbie me said...

So who do we believe? See as them dey use person head play ball.

Anonymous said...

See madame patience trying to play ten ten with our intelligence, contradicting herself in almost every statement.

Denied laying claim to $31 million. Denied links to $20 million and $5 million found in her account. In the same vein she said "I had come out publicly to say that the said money belongs to me and that I have all evidence to prove the sources of my money." If you deny laying claim to millions of dollars then what money are you saying belongs to you?

Carry go madame. We all know that if there was any form of justice in naija, you won't be yanning okpabs like this. All these bragado is just for your ardent supporters who'll defend you even if you confess to murder by saying "is she the first person to kill someone?"

Anonymous said...

Only someone unfamiliar with banking would believe this story. The accounts were opened in ur houseboy (Dudafa)'s companies' names but u were the sole signatory? How? U signed account conversion forms? What the hell is that?

This is pure money laundering. Simple.

Monkey Face said...

This is a serious chumthing!

CHI EXOTIC CHI EXOTIC said...

All lies
Lies and more lies.
How can the EFCC be dishing out lies against her like this when she's still alive?

Nigeria is really low under Buhari.

Jenny zee said...

There is God oo

Alhaji School Life said...

#Never let what you hear about someone change the way you knew them. You might be hearing it from a hater.

zubairu Mohammed said...

If she claims the money aren't hers, then which of her money did the efcc allegedly confiscate?? Plus this statement is almost similar to the first statement released by the agency where they claimed dudafa opened accounts for her with different names and even after she alerted him and the bank reps about this, the change wasn't effected.

Anonymous said...

Why is she holding that huge gavel? Is she planning on smashing someone's head. Ok madam, how did you make that mullah, truthfully?

zubairu Mohammed said...

From my observations, I've noticed Linda Eze is a foul mouthed shallow brained nitwit with no sense of reasoning and she's the leader of a gang of ethnic and religious bigots who always have a wankfest whenever the news isn't in their favour. She comes across as someone whose only source of joy is the fact that she thinks she's relevant on the Internet but who might be suffering from low self esteem in reality, hence the bitterness and hatred she dishes out.

zubairu Mohammed said...

Tony ihekhire, don't know if I got the spelling right, is someone who'd have gotten a lot of sympathy from me, cos he allegedly almost committed suicide sometime ago, but his vile and abusive comments won't let that happen. Just like his gang leader, he struggles for relevance on this blog cos he has self esteem issues in reality. You shouldn't be too surprised that young lady left him to hang and cared less if he committed suicide or not, cos she knows the dude would go to any length to seek attention cos that's what he feeds on to thrive. Tony isn't just hateful and bitter, he's deranged, damaged and delusional. I call him the tipple D.

Tuscany said...

Hope your lawyer can argue this well cos no one can appear without aithorization to represent a company. Ordinary to collect message from abc sef you need letter of authority talk more of court representation

zubairu Mohammed said...

The General's wife.... she's an ass kisser who doesn't want to get on the wrong side of the undisputed deranged queen, Linda Eze... she constantly pays homage to the "Queen" so she doesn't get attacked by the mad dog. She never points out the stupidity of the "Queen" to her but is quick to criticise those she know won't attack back. Would have called her a hypocrite but she's just a coward.

zubairu Mohammed said...

I respect the likes of white diamond, even a, Jay Moore and sis eko... cos they're one of the few whom, even if they don't agree with a particular point of view, know how to constructively analyse or criticise that point without the use of abusive or vile words until a reader gets the message they're trying to pass across. much respect to you guys... another worthy mention is fab mum.. she's good sometimes too. Mrs Stella you annoy me sometimes too but you're still a blessing to anyone on your day... happy weekend!!!

DonMayor said...

This woman na thief

Paragon7ven. said...

Send her jail if she's found guilty.
It's as simple as that.
And to all those hailing Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as being a professional in doing her job and seeking Mr. Jonathan's consent before she approved the release of of any money even though she was aware of the level of corruption in his administration. I only have one question for them. If Nigeria was a family business of the Iweala's family, where every member if the family had relatively some level of share in the business having Dr. Ngozi as the coordinator and her husband as the general overseer of the business, would she allow other family members continuously withdraw money from the business without any meaningful investment simply because they requested for it and the chair person (Mr. Iweala) has given a go ahead. Won't Dr. Ngoz Look for ways to stop these excessive waste of their collective wealth by persuading her husband to do something about it?
If it was actually true that Dr. Ngozi knew about the level of corruption under Jonathan's administration and refused to act, then her level of patriotism is questionable. Because, it's also very possible that Jonathan gave his "go ahead " to these requests simply because he had faith in Ngozi to do the right. He might have been a PhD holder but certainly not in business and financial matters. He could have been ignorant of what was going on at least to an extent.
Dr. Ngozi, was a fluke period.
Let's always speak the truth.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA
.

Paragon7ven. said...

Send her jail if she's found guilty.
It's as simple as that.
And to all those hailing Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as being a professional in doing her job and seeking Mr. Jonathan's consent before she approved the release of of any money even though she was aware of the level of corruption in his administration. I only have one question for them. If Nigeria was a family business of the Iweala's family, where every member if the family had relatively some level of share in the business having Dr. Ngozi as the coordinator and her husband as the general overseer of the business, would she allow other family members continuously withdraw money from the business without any meaningful investment simply because they requested for it and the chair person (Mr. Iweala) has given a go ahead. Won't Dr. Ngoz Look for ways to stop these excessive waste of their collective wealth by persuading her husband to do something about it?
If it was actually true that Dr. Ngozi knew about the level of corruption under Jonathan's administration and refused to act, then her level of patriotism is questionable. Because, it's also very possible that Jonathan gave his "go ahead " to these requests simply because he had faith in Ngozi to do the right. He might have been a PhD holder but certainly not in business and financial matters. He could have been ignorant of what was going on at least to an extent.
Dr. Ngozi, was a fluke period.
Let's always speak the truth.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA
.

OLORI said...

This woman is a crook

rob said...

You are a complete moron . someone stole your common wealth and I can't believe you would defend this person to your grave???...your stupidity is amazing !!! Don't you see america on TV? Can't you see the structures and how every sector is organized? Don't you wish Nigeria was like that ? Are you mad or you are just being stupid with all this bias comments??

Jenny zee said...

lol.. Am I d only one who reads queen nd boss comments nd just laugh it off no matter how annoying it seem? The way people carry blog matter for head like say dem no get real life challenges baffles me

zubairu Mohammed said...

I wrote about chi exotic the first time but it didn't get posted... well chi exotic is a proxy of Linda Eze albeit a slightly intelligent one. she's also a bigot and like all bigots she's hateful and bitter. A Lil more intelligent than Linda, doesn't mean she's not retarded too. Like Linda, I'm sure she likes the sound of her own voice cos she's deluded into believing she's intelligent and she's also an avid supporter of mediocrity

zubairu Mohammed said...

Eka Joy is really intelligent, so for the love of God I can't fathom how she got membership into the gang of "Delusionists" but I know she's a fan of the "Hero" so I guess it's just a case of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"

zubairu Mohammed said...

Where is lucabracee?? I miss whoever was behind that name.. sometimes intelligent, sometimes just there but whatever he decided to write always made a good read... I forgot to mention white diamond too.. cool person on her day...

Anonymous said...

I taya o... Account conversion forms ko... Never heard of that in my entire life.

Ekunie Ify said...

Go and sleep, what do you know? Mswww

Anonymous said...

Lol, Why are you carrying these people's matter for head? A lot of these people know what they are and you acknowledging them will only encourage them. The way to stop Internet trolls is to ignore them. They feed off attention. Unfortunately they already have fans of like minds so get used to reading their statements or better yet,just ignore.

Also Nigeria is a mixed bag of tribalism and religious bigotry where people rarely see anything wrong in their own but are ready to crucify someone for the same reason they praised their own. I don't know if you've not been living in naija but better get used to it. And your tribe and religion determines how your comment will be received and perceived.

Anonymous said...

Low self esteem and illiteracy ๐Ÿ˜†. Typical of some people who didn't go to school.

Anonymous said...

Leave my TGW, she is a politician na. A little to this side,a little to three other side. I still love her though.

Anonymous? Lol said...

Well said, said well!

Anonymous said...

These category of people are enlightened and educated. They are able to process issues like decent people. I love Sisi Eko to the moon and back.

Monkey Face said...

You want use Linda shine abi?

Trying to gain relevance innit?

Monkey Face said...

Shut up already abeg! ๐Ÿ˜ 

Anonymous said...

Jonathan was definitely not ignorant of what was going on, he was simply lily livered and lacked the will to make necessary corrections. Iweala on the other hand should have resigned since she knew things weren't right and she didn't have the guts to challenge the powers that be. She should have resigned. Not partaking but playing along makes her equally guilty. Greed didn't allow her walk away

Loveme Jeje said...

Zubairu why are you spitting everywhere. Better take your time and tell your dullard to make this country great.

baba cool said...

God bless you paragon7ven for this analysis, NOI was nothing but a fraud, a very deceptive human being whose stock in trade is peddling lies to paint her paymasters in good light. Samething she did during OBJ and I remember warning GEJ about appointing her in an article in 2010, I knew she was going to lead him to golgotha and abandon him there, how prophetic those words were!!

baba cool said...

God bless you paragon7ven for this analysis, NOI was nothing but a fraud, a very deceptive human being whose stock in trade is peddling lies to paint her paymasters in good light. Samething she did during OBJ and I remember warning GEJ about appointing her in an article in 2010, I knew she was going to lead him to golgotha and abandon him there, how prophetic those words were!!

la effizy said...

The Queen and Olodo of uncouth retards will come for you, especially cos of your name.
Don't bother with Tony... na real yaba left patient.

Errrrm, what will she say when she sees my comment "you are an aunty gwegs, go and marry" Hahahahhaha. Shameless adulteress.

Eegor said...

I second that๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ zubairu for president๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

Anonymous said...

This statement by PEJ is somehow o!

1. if you have NO CONNECTIONS with the companies, how would you know if they people representing are false or unauthorized?

2. You claim you are not connected with the monies this companies have in their account, which money then is EFCC trying to seize from you?

3. You are not connected to the companies/accounts BUT you are the sole signatories to the account.

4. You did not use your domestic help's names, but you were aware that Dudafa used the companies that has your domestic help's name as Director.

5. Can PEJ share with us what is called an Account CONVERSION FORM. Isn't it simple to just Close the accounts or just re-open another in your name and put the funds there?

6. So Mama Sisi died in 2013, thus you've been operating these accounts since 2013 and you didn't notice that the "conversion" was not done?

This kind of statements are issued to appeal to sentimental folks who won't bother to borrow sense but will be empowered to display foolishness.

DonMayor said...

Rob you really making sense. Some people need to be slapped back to reality.

Anonymous said...

Exactly..

Anonymous said...

Mtccheew. U sha must find any means to shine.. Leave Linda alone, every body can't be the same, if we are all the same, then this blog will be really boring. Linda comments make me laugh. So zip it, dirty aboki.

Eka Joy said...

Ewu hausa.

Eka Joy said...

Get my name off ur lips, idiot. Trying to become popular????

What stops u from dropping ur comments and ignoring the trash we supposedly write. Anu mpama

zubairu Mohammed said...

Same thing that stops you from ignoring my comment and moving on with your life... plus if I wanted to get popular, it wouldn't be by mentioning names of nobodies like you...

zubairu Mohammed said...

Monkey face I would have said something to you but your name is already enough.. anonymous fella not everyone with a Muslim name is an ability, you wouldn't know this since Linda Eze is your source of joy

The General's Wife said...

If anyone thinks Brother Jona was oblivious to the massive looting that went on, then that person isn't Bn truthful to him or herself or simply sooo ignorant.
And yes Ngozi partook of it too. Time Wil uncover her own loot. Even though I must add she applied wisdom to her own grabbing.

zubairu Mohammed said...

Eka joy I actually like you when you decide to be intelligent but you know what they say about bathing a pig.. no matter how many times you bath it, it'll always go back to roll in mud

zubairu Mohammed said...

If you want this country to be great, you wouldn't have to wait for me to tell anyone for you, I ain't your mouthpiece...

Nemerem said...

Well said Paragon.

Anonymous said...

Kia.. The quest for popularity. Find another way oo, cos this one won't make u a blog celeb.

Linda Ada said...

Abeg shut up and tell ur brother to bring back our economy

kola peter said...

Very stupid comment. Annoyingly, she's not alone in this. 70% on Nigerians think like this. How stupid can a whole country be. We take our stupidity back to heaven to show God how creative we have been with our state of mind.
What is she suing Skye bank for then?
I don't blame Nigerian too sometimes, all our life from baby to adulthood, all we have witnessed is stealing and improvised community. It will take a hardliner to convince us otherwise. Real enlightenment and corporal treatments.
God bless Nigeria.

Mrs T said...

Gbam.

Shyla said...

Ahh ahh, why are you so bothered about Linda's comments? Seems you are relatively new here and dont seem to know her way of writing. Just laugh it off, its not that serious compared to the nation's suffering.

Anonymous said...

Zubairu- trying to stay relevant in these Buhari times. Nne swerve. Cheap popularity na im you de find.

LE prestige cream world.COO32848F .08034205152 said...

Lolzzzzz at Medical check up money.. continue Mrs Jonathan

Besmeraldboutique said...

She denied owning 30m, she did not deny owning part of the 30m. Big difference.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, epic reply. I need to get a blog Id. The best ,relevant, most intelligent,faithful blogvisitors are actually anonymous

Anonymous said...

Lol, nawa o

Anonymous said...

In Africa, when the President or his wife tells you something, you must do it. Only someone unfamiliar with banking will believe that Abacha used trucks to haul physical cash from CBN. Right?

Anonymous said...

Anon 19.46, that the President's wife told u to do it does not make it legal. Banking is guided by rules and regulations. Her story doesn't add up. Period.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...