Former First Lady and wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan- Patience has now changed her tune, she has now declared that accounts with a total of $19.8 million traced to her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) belonged to her late mother, Madam Charity Fyneface Oba.
According to her counsel, Mr. Charles Ogboli, who spoke on the Channels Television discussion programme, Sunrise, her late mother was a signatory to the accounts.
“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,” he revealed.
“These 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.
“The 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.
“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.
“She 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.”
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