Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Patience Jonathan May Forfeit N10bn Hotel To FG

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Patience Jonathan May Forfeit N10bn Hotel To FG

According to Punch, Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, may forfeit to the Federal Government, a N10bn hotel allegedly belonging to her if she fails to explain how she came about some funds allegedly traced to her accounts.



“This is one of the questions she may have to answer as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission continues investigation into the $20m found in five accounts she has laid claim to.
The hotel, which is known as Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, Yenagoa, was inaugurated by Patience in April 2015, barely a month before the end of her husband’s tenure.



According to a UK business newspaper, The Financial Times, the hotel, which has imported state-of-the-art furniture, can compete with other luxury hotels in developed countries.
The report dated April 21, 2015, states in part, “The Aridolf Hotel in Yenagoa is an unlikely monument to kitsch on a reclaimed swamp in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta. In the lobby, Louis XIV furniture is accompanied by bowls of plastic fruit, faux Dutch landscapes and a grotesquely gaudy chandelier. 



The hotel is redolent of the riches on display in a region that for half a century has generated the bulk of Nigeria’s wealth.
“The Aridolf, which is owned by Patience Jonathan, wife of the former President, is symptomatic of how superficial progress has been in addressing the festering sense of marginalisation in the region, which remains desperately impoverished despite benefiting from a tide of petrodollars in recent years.”
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, told our correspondent that the EFCC had the right to investigate anybody who was living above his or her means.


He said anybody, who failed to do so, could risk forfeiture of properties believed to have been obtained through stolen funds or could lose funds traced to him or her.

Sagay, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, wondered how Patience, who was a civil servant and never held any government position, could have billions in her bank accounts.
He said, “The EFCC and ICPC Acts have provisions under which they can ask the court to freeze the account of a person if a person’s capacity to earn is below the amount of money that the person appears to have.


“If you are living a lavish lifestyle and it appears you don’t have the means to have acquired the property and the wealth you have, the EFCC is free to probe you.”
Patience recently sued Skye Bank and the EFCC for freezing four company accounts which have a balance of $15m.


The former first lady also has another account with the title, ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’ which has a balance of $5m. The account is, however, still active.
Four of the accounts belonged to 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 anti-graft commission believed that a former Special Adviser to the President on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, forged the identities of his domestic servants to open the four accounts while the fifth account was opened in the name of Patience.
The domestic servants were, however, denied access to the accounts while a platinum card was issued to Patience.
The EFCC froze the accounts of the four companies which were initially believed to be owned by Dudafa until Patience stated last week that the four accounts belonged to her.

The EFCC is set to arraign Dudafa and some bank officials for alleged fraud.
However, Mr. Joseph Okobieme, the lawyer to Demola Bolodeoku, one of the bank officials, said his client did not take part in forging the signatures of the domestic servants/directors.
He said, “I don’t know why he was included in the charge. He has no business in this transaction. He was merely doing his job as a banker. The allegation they levelled against him was not that he benefited from the proceeds of the alleged transaction.

“There is a mere allegation of forgery of certain documents which are not within his power to have forged because he is not a director of the company.
“These four companies were duly registered by the CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) with the names and the directors on record. So, if they say the names of these directors were forged, it is not possible for my client to have forged them. Clearly, he was not the author of the documents.”
He believed that the four domestic servants should be charged by the EFCC as well.

Edited from Punch


*Hmmmmm...

69 comments:

Ibukunoluwa said...

Chaaaaaiii
God see money o
They should just sell one electric bulb there and give me the money to buy my iPhone 😂
All these is not fair o😩

Nwa Nlecha said...

Our government is soo greedy!

No exception!

Loveme Jeje said...

Thank God na Bayelsa the hotel dey. Oya EFCC if una get 5 heads go and collect it

Salamatu said...

Sorry to digress. I read somewhere that Buhari has just released the Boko Haram Guy that is the mastermind of Madalla bomb blast that claimed the lives of hundreds.. I am not understanding oooo. What is happening in this our country sef? And the other Biafra guy that has not even touched a soul is still rotting in prison.. May God help our country Nigeria.

Ihekire Tony said...

Are you kidding me, so Patience Jonathan, as a wife of a former deputy governor, governor, VP, acting President and President for more than 16years, cannot own some money and a few property. But Aishahalibuton who is not up to two years in government is going about with a bag that is worth millions. The hypocrisy in APC zombies cannot be quantified.

Anonymous said...

Chai, diaris God o. And her Niger delta brothers are crying wolf while she steals to stupor.

Anonymous said...

What are you saying? Did she ever hold any political position. It's I'll gotten wealth there'd no 2 ways about it

Anonymous said...

The guy is still being detained in prison without bail as every terrorists or potential terrorists should. The prison authorities confirmed it.

Cissy said...

Hahahaha @ Stella, u just had to use that pix of Patience Jonathan....lmaoh

Anonymous said...

Aisha buhari, who's the wife of a former and current president, the wife of a former PTF chairman, who's also from a wealthy Adamawa family and whose husband has been collecting military pension, presidential pension and others monthly, should not carry thousand dollar bags?

Anyway you've shown yourself to be nothing more than a tribalistic bastard with nothing to contribute but shallowness and stupidity to the world. Internet warrior.

When you're ready to be objective and fight for what's right and condemn what's wrong, putting tribalism aside, then you'll be taken seriously. till then, you'll never be taken seriously and will never have peace or happiness in your heart.

Chidinma Grace said...

Hmmmmm. Kettle calling pot black

DonMayor said...

No problem if she can defend herself. There's law and it must be followed to the letter.

James' hater said...

Keeping reading somewhere

James' hater said...

I don't know where you left your brains at, there's no way Patience would have made such money without stealing from the coffers of the nation. Let's not justify a criminal act just because we don't support the present administration. You should take a bus to yenagoa and see that hotel for yourself. Sai Baba

Loveme Jeje said...

Ibukun if you get iPhone, me too want o

ARTitude said...

Fool keep doing "copy and paste". What is the name of the bag ?? With your face like kito sandals

SteffySoFynSoFly said...

Tony tomatoes where have you been man? I miss yah. Don't mind this this useless administration witch hunting people that don't and won't ever support them. In as much as I known that mama peace sef na correct polithiefcians I don't support witch hunting.
I believe in chop make we too chop.


*hangs leg on The window*

Anonymous said...

Buhari and his attack dog, the EFCC should go after properties own by Amaechi, Tinubu, Fashola, IBB, Abacha family, Atiku Abubakar and the rest before harassing this innocent woman just bcos she is from the minority tribe

Marshall Matters said...

What is this one saying sef?? When una go soji say all of them na demonic thieves... they don't care about you Mr. Tony. Defender of the universe.

Stephen Adesanya said...

Witch hunt
How many northern been persecuted

kimmy said...

This is the highest act of greedines n wickdness, diaris God ooooooO *in pej's voice*

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

Are you serious?...

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

Gbam!...
No body is asking how Tinubu got the money to build oriental hotel!,,.
The cheapest room there is about 60k...

MrsB said...

Oh please. 'Some money' is over $30m, 'Few property' is a N150bn hotel and these are the ones we've heard about. Who's fooling who?
If and when such funds are found in Aisha Buhari's possession, the EFCC is free to probe her.
Why open the accounts fraudulently if she knew what she was doing wasn't illegal?
Try being objective please.

Kenora Ese said...

This people are really wicked.. What a country

Anonymous said...

Where did you read it? Please stop peddling false news. That's not true

Christian Obene said...

Don't mind those idiots called northern fools

One trillion said...

End time chai

SWAG LAFRESH said...

What work does she do? What work was she doing?

Aisha is a business woman, her bag is not new.

I'm not justifying the above post but your comparism makes no sense.

Did you copy this your comment from somewhere or my friends that posted it on facebook copied from you?

Adanne said...

Very

blissful said...

Obj and others should be investigated

christabel said...

That's an old news
He was released 2 weeks ago

Arisaka said...

Are you kidding me? Is ibb not leaving beyond his means, atiku nko? tinubu? Obasanjo? I'm not saying she is not guilty but it's not a balanced probe. Nigerians are not fools. The day of reckoning is drawing closer.

Starjoy said...

They should go and start with Tinubu and wife first and free stella abeg

Ihekire Tony said...

The queen herself, hope u re doing good. APC touts and zombies always reason like animals they are. Most of them don't even have money to buy data again. MrsB go and educate urself on things u re ignorant of and stop making a fool of urself.

Ihekire Tony said...

***These***
u should be busy in school now with ur books not here.

Anonymous said...

Mrs B don't mind them !after they will be complaining of recession

Anonymous said...

Everything na witch hunt !same old line all the time ....yawns.

Anonymous said...

Son of you don't even know this woman's history. She comes from a very wealthy family, she was doing business and trained GEJ through school. And as a former governor's wife, she must have handled some contracts. So why are these EFCC folks witch hunting?

Anonymous said...

Nonsense efcc go and catch tinbu b4 u catch patience

FRESH said...

Why do you people like to believe rubbish? Buhari release a terror suspect? Is he a judge? Maybe he has also told the army to stop killing boko haram boys in the north east. Be spreading false stories.

FRESH said...

She has always been a greedy woman. The money was available luke akara for her to pack. When the husband na mumu.

nzube izuu said...

Mtsheeeeew!

Anonymous said...

If you actually read Mainstream Newspapers or watch top grade local news or follow better people on Social Media, you'd have READ that no one was released.

But you and queen probably hear news from your hairdressers.

Elder kollynxman said...

The real criminals are roaming the world freely. They are just probing their opponents only. How many times have they probe obj, tinubu, atiku. Buhari is a tyrant, I saw it coming, but others were too blind to see it.

Anonymous said...

How many Northern was wantonly stealing under GEJ?

Anonymous said...

I hope when armed Robbers come your house, you'd tell police not to investigate until they've caught all the Robbers that operated before yours.

MrsB said...

You're the one who needs to be educated because you obviously lack comprehension skills. Re-read my comment slowly to assimilate and don't you ever insult me. The fact that I choose not to trade insults here doesn't make me a pushover so choose your words carefully next time.

Yemi7up said...

This and many more stolen money are her reasons for shouting during the campaign that she doesn't want to go to prison or visit her husband in prison. Haa oma se o, hmmmm Ose la wi ta ba ri ohun it ti ju ba yi.

MrsB said...

Out of all the comments that disagreed with yours, the only person you could mention is MrsB. You are a nitwit, a douche and the bag it goes in. Learn to read, digest and assimilate comments before rushing to type. While you're attempting to do that, as it would be no easy feat for you, google the phrase 'constructive criticism' and employ that in your day to day activities.
Absolutely nothing wrong in airing your myopic opinion but when you insult me for typing my insult-free opinion, then you get a full dose of your medicine.

Anonymous said...

About time herself and her husband pay for what they have done to Nigeria. they are shameless people who have no conscience, they are par of the reasons we are in the recession that we are in. they have made people and families suffer a lot if they are not made to pay for it then they got away with the greatest crime ever committed.

Bizzmane Interiors - 3D Panels for walls & ceiling, Wall Paper & 3D Floors said...

But seriously, who these people hep?

Amacastel said...

Another political witchhunting. Apc worse thieves who will probe thiefnubu n co case of kettle calling pot black.

Anonymous said...

This is no witch hunt please the evidence is there. wake up and smell the coffee this is for real people stop being defensive, these people robbed us blind. they must pay for what they did this is only the beginning. God will reveal more.

Anonymous said...

Mrs B stopeet,Tony na person? Mstchew.Someone that is bereft of common sense.

Anonymous said...

Or beer parlours

Anonymous said...

Wow human beings are actually defending this woman patience. Just wow!!!! Why won't this country collapse? Oh my God!

TheRealAkon said...

Average Nigerian youths can't even spell! What a shame!

Ihekire Tony said...

Missed you too. Lol
Am always around, but I don't comment much again.
Hope u are good.

Ihekire Tony said...

MrsB are these all u have gotten.....?? Then u are still a learner. I refuse to be drawn into confrontation with a woman, not even in this life. I replied u and queen because Stella enabled ur comments first.
Hope u slept well, pls do have a gud day!!

Ihekire Tony said...

Altitude or whatever, I don't copy and paste. Everybody is not like you with no brain,I pray u get one soon.

MrsB said...

Jut don't bring your silly comments close to me ever again. You refuse to be drawn into a confrontation with a woman but you have no qualms insulting a woman first. If that isn't contradictory, I don't know what else is. Have a day that's exactly like the person you are. Toodles!

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Artitude, so you know it's copy and paste too? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

Anonymous said...

Don't you know Buhari and co are master mind of Boko haram to destroy and frustrate the previous administration.

Elder kollynxman said...

fresh u asked if buhari is a judge abi? What do u call a person(buhari) that remanded someone(kalu) in prison after 3 different Judges from 3different courts declare him not guilty???

Ihekire Tony said...

Enough already please. You have kids, husband and a family, I guess. Please go and take care of them.
Thank you!!

Mao Akuh said...

“If you are living a lavish lifestyle and it appears you don’t have the means to have acquired the property and the wealth you have, the EFCC is free to probe you.”

How did IBB, Obasanjo get their money to the extent they have million of investments?

El-Amin School in Minna, Otta Farm, others.

On a serious note, our president doesn't have the intelligency to rule this nation hence the use of EFCC.

What if she has oil blocks like Indimi, IBB, others?

MrsB said...

My family is well taken care of, thank you very much. Worry about taking care of yourself. Keep my children and husband out of your mouth. Going around insulting people with reckless abandon and you get hit back and you're playing the victim card. Go and sleep, I'm over it. Oh and there are enough insults on your other comments. Go and deal with them instead if you can.
Done with you now. As you were.

leah said...

No be this Tony that wanted to commit suicide over a girl some time ago ?😂

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