The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a manhunt for two suspects, Toru Wonyeng Ibuomo and Friday Davies, linked to the deposits of a total of $175,750,000 made in an account linked to former First lady Patience Jonathan.
The deposits were made in four tranches within 14 months — between February 21, 2014 and April 1, 2015 and found in the account of Pluto Property and Investment Limited, one of the firms linked to Mrs. Jonathan.
According to a report by The Nation, the anti-graft agency is probing how the cash was withdrawn from the domiciliary account with Skye Bank Plc without any trace of where it was diverted to.
The deposits are different from the $15.5million over which the ex-First Lady sued the EFCC, which placed No Debit Order on four accounts.
But the company is one of the four convicted on November 2 for laundering the $15.5million, which Mrs. Jonathan insists belongs to her.
The companies convicted by Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.
Barely two weeks after the conviction of the companies, the EFCC uncovered another $175, 750,000 deposits in the account of Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited.
The cash has, however, vanished from the bank.
EFCC detectives discovered that the account was opened on November 30, 2013 by Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited with number 2110002238.
The company was registered on January 29, 2013 with RC 1092722. The “strange” deposits came within 14 months.
The deposits are:
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