Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Patience Jonathan Latest - Houseboy, Driver’s Names Allegedly Used To Open $15m Accounts

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Patience Jonathan Latest - Houseboy, Driver’s Names Allegedly Used To Open $15m Accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested four domestic servants, including a driver and a houseboy, whose names were used to open bank accounts for Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.




Sources within the anti-graft agency said on Sunday that the companies’ accounts were opened at Skye Bank.
The companies are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Globus Integrated Service Limited.

The four companies’ accounts, which have since been frozen by the EFCC, have a balance of about $15m while another account, which bears Patience Jonathan’s name, has $5m.
Mr. Sammie Somiari, who deposed to an affidavit on behalf of the ex-President’s wife, said the former First Lady was the owner of the money in the accounts.
She had revealed that she gave millions of dollars to the then Special Adviser to the President on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, to open accounts for her.

Somiari, however, claimed that Dudafa opened five accounts for Patience and that only one of the accounts was in her name, while the other four were opened in the names of companies belonging to Dudafa.
A detective at the EFCC, however, revealed that Dudafa used his domestic servants’ names to open the four other accounts and then deposited the money into the accounts.

The operative added, “We were investigating Dudafa when we stumbled on those four companies’ domiciliary accounts opened at Skye Bank with a balance of about $15m. On further investigation, we were able to identify the directors of the companies.

“When we detained the directors, we found out that they were Dudafa’s domestic servants. One of them was a houseboy while another one was a driver. Their photographs were used in opening the accounts and their signatures were forged.

“We found out that these domestic servants were completely innocent because they had no access to the accounts. We have since released them. The sole signatory to the accounts was Patience Jonathan and she was issued with a special card, which is accepted worldwide. She has a separate account, which was opened in her name and has a balance of $5m.”
The detective said a lawyer, Amajuoyi Briggs, who allegedly helped Dudafa to perpetrate the fraud, would also be arraigned.

It was learnt that two Skye Bank executives, Demola Bolodeoku and Dipo Oshodi, who helped Dudafa to open the accounts on March 22, 2010, were also being investigated.

The detective added, “This is a clear case of fraud and there is no way the bank officials will say they did not know what was going on. They are under investigation and those found culpable will be arraigned.”
The EFCC operative said he could not immediately confirm if the transaction was reported to the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit.

He explained that the commission had discovered a trend which politicians used in laundering and concealing funds, saying it was becoming more rampant due to the operation of the Bank Verification Number which links all accounts owned by an individual.

He added, “What we have noticed is that in order to conceal funds, what politicians and top civil servants do is to open bank accounts in the name of family or friends and then make themselves the sole signatory to the account.
“Don’t forget that we traced about 17 bank accounts to the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.).

“Often times, they do this in connivance with bank officials and that is why the EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said henceforth, whenever we are investigating a bank official, we will probe the entire bank as well because these officials usually act under the instruction of their superiors.”

Jonathan’s wife has, however, sued Skye Bank for freezing her bank accounts and giving the EFCC vital information about her finances.
She also wants the court to order Skye Bank to pay her damages in the sum of N200m for what she termed a violation of her right to own personal properties under Section 44 of the 1999 Constitution.

Punch reportage.





51 comments:

youngman said...

I have read this story before, or was it not three? Of course God is the ultimate judge but the children of these our enemies, who just loot our common patrimony instead of doing the right and just thing for the people they rule, their children will suffer beyond repairs

Chidimma said...

Kwarapshan everywhere! This is getting too outrageous! Sadly most Nigerians are so used to this level of disrespect and corruption from its elected leaders that it has become a norm. This has to end!

Anonymous said...

Opening accounts in other people's names already implicates everyone involved . That woman is a greedy illiterate . She should have asked her lawsuit for advice before coming out to disgrace her family. They may have even warned her but her greed not to lose that stolen money will not keg her rest

Paragon7ven. said...

Send her to jail already with hard labour is she's found guilty.
Fantastically corrupt administration.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

Anonymous said...

In as much as i am a huge supporter of GEJ, if this news is anything to go by, justice ought to take its full course. It is high time these 'greedy' politicians have a taste of their medicine. It is also an eye opener to other greedy fellows who want to attain political height by meandering the nation's economy into their private purses. Sometimes, we should pause and think what these monies were originally budgeted for. At the end of it all, the so called money obtained through fraudulent means will be diminished. On the other hand, EFCC, please look into the accounts of the likes of Rotimi Amaechi, Fashola, Jagaban himself and his wife. Not forgetting others who played key roles in APC during the previous administration.

Wisdom is too high for fools.

Esther Okoro said...

Hmmm, this is serious.


God Bless Everyone.

Ihekire Tony said...

EFCC is as useless and clueless as the deaf dullardinho. They can do anything to divert peoples attention from the present realities. The economy has nosedived, there is so much hardship, people are losing their jobs, companies are closing down, investors are packing up, inflation, crime is on the rise, yet deaf dullardinho is not pertubed. His utmost concern is using his dogs to harass and intimidate his perceived political opponents and coming up with imaginary allegations as this. APC is the worst thing to ever happen to humanity.

The Boss Lady said...

Just see money....Chai!!!! millions millions in dollars o

EmmyBennie said...

Jonathan is their hero. How can a weakling be a hero. A man that presided over the most corrupt regime in our nation's history. Woe betide you and your entire family if you come here to insult me. For 6 years Jonathan did not save a dime. Yet some idiots are expecting miracles from Buhari in a recession.

pinky peters said...

Na wa ooo.

School Life said...

If d news genuine, then tru tru, Aids no dey show for face but if e no genuine then, at times, you fit look person face know Sey e get Aids. Cus this woman face no be like face wer fit do bad thing.

cakes by Bella's, Abuja. 58DA8ADF, 07080305132, instagram @cakes_by_bellas ,twitter @CBellaabuja said...

Na wa. Will all this witch hunt stop the economic recession in the country ? We know they stole. What's the way forward ??

blaque said...

And I quote her

PEJ:"If APC enter government they will send all our husband to prison. My fellow wives do you want to go and be giving ya husband food in prison?"

Mammoth crowd: "NOOOOOOOO"

Chai! I raise hand for you mama peace.

Tee Diva Organic Skincare 58C660AC said...

Wow... There is God madam.

Even Obama can't have that kind of money,this people, always embezzling money.

Can Nigeria ever move forward?.


Stella, chop knuckle. ๐Ÿ‘Š

Sonia said...

Hmmmm And the story goes on.

What a corruption

white Berry said...

This patience is something else. Just imagine the amount of money been deposited with different names while there are persons like me crying for just half a million to start up something, God will not forgive you at all

Monkey Face said...

Haba!
But he saved some money na! Didn't you read the news that the sum of $20MILLION has been sitting in Mama Peace account?

Adadioramma said...

Bia mechie onu nsigi there. Let your Papa Buhari bring the change nah, why are you crying here. He didn't save but he left petrol for N65, dollar for N200 and bag of rice for N8500 which your change era could not maintain for just one year. He shouldn't have enter kitchen since he know that heat is much for him. Where is the so called looted recovered funds so far? Why is it now that masses are suffering than when your acclaimed corruption existed? Why haven't they probe Tinubu, Fashola and co. Stop deceiving yourself onuku odeku.

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Thank you Tony!...
They are using this rubbish to divert people's attention from the hardship...
Vuharia and his people should know that we don't care!...
I will start taking him serious if he extend this his nonsense fight of corruption to his party members!...

Adadioramma said...

Witch hunting era. Na wao. And we are not getting any better. Can the so called recovered loots be channel on economy growth? Where is the money if I may ask? What impact has it created in our economy? We are better off without you and this change era than now.

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Shut up!...
I said shut up!...
And yes!...Jonathan is our hero,deal with it Mumu!...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Thank you!,..
Nigerians are hungry and you are talking rubbish!...

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Mama peace, how market... Start packing ur bags for prison

princess said...

Abegi make we hear word! Na only these kin thins we go dey hear? Nigeria go soon empty as people dey run thru Mediterranean and other source just to evade hardship, when d country empty una eyes go clear nonsense..

Anonymous said...

@Tony, I feel sorry for you with the way you abuse this administration and its leader with your real name all over Internet. The day Secret service will remember you, you will disappear from earth. Keep playing with your life. Don't think freedom of speech gives you freedom to be stupid. Trend carefully. Just an advise.

Anonymous said...

Is it only Jona that's is corrupt what about obasanjo n his ppl dis is not complete if der focus only one person

Anonymous said...

Buhari's wife and kids are looting too. Remember that when cursing!

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Don't believe everything you read!,..
APC Vuharia knows how to use the media and lies!...

Anonymous said...

Epicly brilliant; ๐Ÿ˜…

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Anon hear your self!...
Meaning that your so called people in power are thugs,oppressors and sacrilegious!...
Idiots!,..

Anonymous said...

And you are as dumb as a cunt if you don't know how this problem started. Nigerian youths always behind their counterparts from other part of the world due to myopic thinking.

Anonymous said...

My dear tell all these blind fools.

Ihekire Tony said...

Anon thanks for ur concern. But enough of this hypocrisy, did El-rufai and his likes go anonymous during the last administration.....??
well, everything looks dead already so nobody is afraid of dying.

Anonymous said...

Anon thank you ,I support Gej so well but can never use my real name or face to insult the government,people expose a lot on social media,forgetting that thieves,and everyone is on SM reading.Tony be wise.

Anonymous said...

The most corrupt title should go to Tinubu, Buhari has no shame, Gej,s government knew how to handle the economy,they saved too,he is a big hero.

James' hater said...
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James' hater said...

School life, you sef na weyrey

James' hater said...

Bella, this is not a witch-hunt or whatever you may term it. That woman is very corrupt, you need to go to Yenagoa to see the hotel she but there. How on earth did she get such amount of money. Let us all call it what it is, thief na thief

BEDS AND ROSES said...

I am tired of reading these things. If you are not going to prosecute them why mention it.
Does this information put money in my pocket. Does it change the price of fuel, does it make the dollar 180 back. Because those are the only things I'm interested in reading about.
Names are being mentioned daily. But does it improve anythn or are the monies returned and reinvested to create jobs or boost our dieing economy.

James' hater said...

The name of the hotel is Aridolf, that hotel is big and beautiful at night. Yes, the investment will provide jobs for several people, but that's not enough reason to justify a criminal act. God save us from this madness

Chioma Ogechukwu said...

Lawsuit kwa

Chioma Ogechukwu said...

If mama peace is guilty she should face the full wrath of the law. The alleged crime is despicable.

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

James hater,where did Tinubu got the money to build his in Lagos?....
Come back and answer!...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

No body is questioning Tinubu abi?,..
May thunder fire all of una!,..

Tilly said...

Jonathan hero! Patience is the heroine lol. You guys have a short memory. He was tagged "the stupidest president " "clueless president ". U just had to google it and its his name that would come up. I dont join the bandwagon to insult leaders. But am shocked at how he is now a hero. Someone please explain.
If you want to follow Nigerian's mouths, you are doomed. People talk from both sides of their mouth.
Some people here dont even know what is going on. Once one person says something, they follow just to feel among. You all should use a dictionary and study what a hero is. Nelson Mandela was a hero. Martin Luther King...Mother Theresa were heroes. Please again I ask...how is Jonathan a hero?

Anonymous said...

Dem don brainwash some people not to think straight again. If a woman born, itis a way to divert the attention from d economy. Get a grip! Life still goes on.

Tilly said...

Queen Boss are you hungry? I can share. You seem to be real hit by the economy cos of your constant whinning. That's if u even live here.

Anonymous said...

Leave them. See Tinubu, he is a big thief. They are all thieves. APC Ole party

Bamigbola TOPE TOSIN said...

I wonder why our so called Youth thinks this day we r talking about someone that stole our commonwealth and u r there blaming EFCC if u don't have any reasonable thing to say u no go keep quite

Anonymous said...

Mama Patience, there is God-o. Why you no consult with Sanusi, now Emir of Kano to teach you how to steal good without a trace, na? Kikikiki๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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