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EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by Nagisa: 8:11am On Sep 13
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced a magnificient architectural edifice of an uncompleted eight-storey building in Abuja to be allegedly owned by wife of former president of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan.

The building, which is valued at N6billion, is located within the Central Business District, between the National Mosque and the Federal Secretariat.

It was alleged that the property was bought through her foundation known as Aribawa Aurera Reach Out Foundation.

In a document, which has been attached to a court application, the anti-graft agency said it had written to the Corporate Affairs Commission to get the identities of the directors of the foundation who are believed to be fronts for Patience.

The commission further stated that it had written to the Abuja Geographical Information System to get the history of the property and how and when it was bought.

The anti-graft agency has also written eight banks: Skye Bank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, Union Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, United Bank for Africa and Unity Bank.



Recall that the EFCC had frozen tan account belonging to the Aribawa Aurera Reach Out Foundation with account number 1222014221 in Ecobank with a balance of N479m.

The document read, “Plot 1350 Cadastral Zone A00 CBD which was allocated to Ariwabai Aurera Reach Out Foundation in 2010 and Certificate of Occupancy issued in 2011. The plot bears an eight-storey building still under construction.



“Inference may be drawn from investigation that the suspect’s (Patience) last known official position was permanent secretary in Bayelsa State. Hence, there is no way such magnificent architectural edifices could have been built within a short space of time.

“There is a high probability that it could have been built with the proceeds of crime. It is evidently clear that it is a case of money laundering but there is a need to do more investigation.”

The commission had also sealed a five-storey hotel, belonging to Patience, believed to be worth about N3bn located near Setraco Construction Company beside Mabushi Kado Expressway.

The property, which has not been officially opened, has between 50 to 100 rooms, a gymnasium, a fountain and other amenities.

Patience has been under probe since May 2016 when the commission arrested a former Special Adviser to the President on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa.





Patience laid claim to about $15m found in bank accounts allegedly belonging to Dudafa’s domestic servants.

She later sued Skye Bank Plc and the EFCC after which the commission, through a court order, froze her personal account with a balance of $5m.

However, in the case of the alleged N2bn hotel, the Anti-graft agency, it was learned, had proceeded to court to obtain an interim forfeiture order for the hotel and a N6bn plaza.

The document read in part, “In view of the foregoing, I request for an interim forfeiture order on the two properties amongst others linked to the suspect and believed to have been acquired from the proceeds of crime.

“This is particularly very important because attempts to mark the properties were resisted and even the portion that was successfully marked was later cleaned off by the agents of the suspect.”

In a similar development, the anti-graft agency has also traced three other properties in Abuja to Patience in Karsana, Wasa and Idogwari areas of the Federal Capital Territory.

According to documents from AGIS, the three properties were bought in the names of two companies – Finchley Top Homes Ltd. and AM-PM Network Limited.

The bank accounts of Finchley Top Homes Limited, which have been traced to Patience, were frozen by the commission a few months ago.

The accounts include: Account number 1102001996 in Ecobank, with a balance of N226,376,700.23 and a fixed deposit of N1,099,511,484.88; a Skye Bank account numbered 1771731336, with a balance of N14,173,848.85; Fidelity Bank account numbered, 4011019539 with a balance of N1,800,494,000; Stanbic Bank account numbered, 0016901361, with a balance of N40,594,12.88; and Diamond Bank account 0019213687 with a balance of N39,418,712.12.

In his reaction, Patience’s lawyer, Mr. Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), said he was not aware of the fresh attempt to seize more of his client’s properties.

He, however, said it was sad that the former first lady had become a victim of a witch-hunt.

Adedipe said her client had dragged the EFCC to the Court of Appeal over the freezing of Mrs. Jonathan’s account while a harassment suit had been filed against the anti-graft agency before a Federal High Court.

The senior advocate said, “I am not aware of any of these but we are in court over the freezing of her accounts and that case is at the Court of Appeal level and we have a fundamental human rights case against them in court.

“My thinking is that the EFCC, which says nobody is above the law, should have waited for the judiciary to finish its process. In my humble opinion, it appears they are abusing judicial powers. When you file something today, tomorrow you file another. Why not put everything in one pot? That is why they lose cases.

“Why are they focusing on Mrs. Jonathan who was neither a minister nor a government official? I’m not saying people should steal but it may seem she is being persecuted wrongly”.

http://www.herald.ng/efcc-discovers-n6bn-hotel-in-abuja-linked-to-patience-jonathan/

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by limeta(f): 8:30am On Sep 13
What of obasanjo ,ibb, abacha,tinubu own loot
Untill you bring this looters to book P Goodluck is a saint
Good bye

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by Nbote(m): 8:31am On Sep 13
Lolzzz.. Anoda day andoda mumu story.. What happened to all d ones dey "discovered" and linked to her before?? If I remember correctly dey are yet to prove d numerous allegations dey came up with before in any of d courts so far and have lost most of dem already so who is fooling who. Nigerians aren't buying these discovery channel news anymore.. Until dey discover Mungo Park.

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by dakeskese(m): 9:17am On Sep 13
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This people don come again. Na like this them go dey do til 2019 reach?

Let this govt prosecute just one corrupt person or STFU...

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by heryurh(m): 9:17am On Sep 13
" The accounts include: Account number 1102001996 in Ecobank, with a balance of N226,376,700.23 and a fixed deposit of N1,099,511,484.88; a Skye Bank account numbered 1771731336, with a balance of N14,173,848.85;...

I can't breathe properly agn.. embarassed
My chest!

Baba God i don dey flash u since, pls biko pick my call cry

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by Zeze06(m): 9:17am On Sep 13
cry

Hmmm....efcc should please get all our money back...

But please not just from the Jonathan's, but also the IBB's the Obasanjo's, and presently the Buhari's administrations...

Not just whipping the "cat" who stole the fish from the soup...and praising the "dog" who stole the whole pot of soup.... embarassed

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by veekid(m): 9:17am On Sep 13
Patience go hear am

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by Haye20: 9:18am On Sep 13
Not surprise

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by aku626(m): 9:18am On Sep 13
I'm tired of this government. Presidency is clueless, APC also, the political system is terrible, the governor of the state smh.

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by pautex: 9:18am On Sep 13
undecided undecided EVERTHING NA PATIENCE JONATHAN. BUBU WILL poo NA PATIENCE AISHA WILL COUGH NA PATIENCE... MAY THUNDER FIRE ALL APC PROPAGANDIST.

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by SaulRazor: 9:18am On Sep 13
When will they discover the over 50 billion worth of hotel belong to Tinubu in the Lekki VI axis of Lagos alone , I am against corruption in all shade but the moment Buhari tibalised and politicised corruption was the the day the war on corruption became a dead joke ...Once again remember that to vote Buhari out is now a CIVIC DUTY..We must start convincing alll our loved ones from this moment so we can deal him disgraceful blow at the polls if he dares to contest ..Also brethren remember to say a small prayer even day against this divisive character called Buhari every day please say a prayer no matter how small against him and see God fight our battles in the coming weeks ..God bless Nigeria and God damage Tyrants

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by fergusen(m): 9:19am On Sep 13
grin
Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by rayblings(m): 9:19am On Sep 13
You have refused to restructure this great Nation, yet you keep exposing looters. Believe me, any man that rules this Nation in her present state without looting is under generational curse of foolishness.

They keep painting this man black. The cabals are the greatest loosters of this Nation. Every past leader is guilty, including Buhari.

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by fpeter(f): 9:19am On Sep 13
Stale news

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by deepwater(f): 9:19am On Sep 13
Una don start

Dont divert attention from the on going failure of your military show in Aba

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by GlorifiedTunde(m): 9:20am On Sep 13
Media EFCC

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by dotcomnamename: 9:20am On Sep 13
Smh
Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by prof1990(m): 9:20am On Sep 13
Oya let the fight begin

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by BoleynDynaSTY(f): 9:20am On Sep 13
Efcc is the new discovery channel

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by edo3(m): 9:21am On Sep 13
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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by KVC1970: 9:21am On Sep 13
Wait oooo, what position did Mama Peace hold during Jona regime that EFCC is acusing her of corruption.
LMAO EFCC look somewhere else and stop deceiving naija people.

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by Moreoffaith(m): 9:21am On Sep 13
Mama peace

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by sagitariusbaby(m): 9:21am On Sep 13
Liars from the pit of hell, God will judge Buhari for all his fakery towards mama peace

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by nduboss(m): 9:21am On Sep 13
And so .
Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by ubergold(m): 9:22am On Sep 13
Another feeble attempt to divert attention from the prevailing issues. And the truth is, it always works. Discoveries, exaggerated stories, propagandas, blame games are what this administration will be remembered for. Do you know why these corruption cases fail to yield court indictment and convictions? Because they are what they are, fake stories meant for social media meant for the gullible

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by SageTravels: 9:22am On Sep 13
ghf
Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by ideologies(m): 9:22am On Sep 13
Pure lies

Nonsense zoo

Nigeria is a zoo, shikina

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Re: EFCC Discovers N6bn Hotel In Abuja Linked To Patience Jonathan by birdsview(m): 9:23am On Sep 13
You send a girl a friend request on Facebook or she sends you one.U guys become friends and start chatting on a normal level.3 days letter she starts asking for money to buy provisions or to subscribe her phone..when u don't answer her she starts posting stuff about guys been foolish and running away from responsibilities...Babe are you my responsibility?? And who is the fool here Sorry for diverting folks..na as the thing the pain me.

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