EFCC denies alleged plans to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s assets

EFCC denies alleged plans to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s assets

- EFCC has accused a Twitter user, Olushola Ishola, of spreading fake news on social media

- Olushola had in a tweet, claimed that the EFCC was planning to unfreeze former first lady, Patience Jonathan's assets

- The anti-graft agency knocked Olushola for his lies on Twitter and consequently, urged Nigerians to disregard the allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called out a Nigerian Twitter user, Olushola Ishola, for spreading fake news.

Ishola had in a tweet, alleged that the EFCC was about to unfreeze ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan's assets. But in a swift reaction, the anti-graft agency urged Nigerians to disregard the allegation.

According to the EFCC, there is no truth in the claim. The agency described Ishola as a harbinger of fake news.

The anti-graft agency tweeted:

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the EFCC asked the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos not to unfreeze a bank account with a balance of N1.9 billion allegedly belonging to Bola Shagaya.

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According to the EFCC, the N3.3bn was realised through Shagaya’s “fraudulent activities” in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where she allegedly “influenced the fraudulent allocation of dual-purpose kerosene to one index petrolube Africa Ltd., with the aid of the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.”

EFCC rejected Jonathan’s offer to settle out of court over the strange payment of $11,489,069.03 into her domiciliary accounts.

The anti-graft agency asked the ex-first lady to instead, come before a court by entering into a plea bargain in line with the laws of the land, saying that it would only accept a plea bargain in which the court is carried along.

Also, recall that Legit.ng reported that Mrs Jonathan filed a lawsuit against the managing directors of some banks.

The former first lady asked the court to sentence the three MDs to court for allegedly refusing a previous court order to unfreeze her bank accounts containing aggregate sums of $5.8 million and N3.5 billion.

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