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Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by exlinkleads(f): 8:47am On Sep 04, 2017
Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has recovered her N2bn hotel which was sealed off by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in June, The PUNCH has learnt.

In June, the EFCC placed the red inscriptions, ‘EFCC Under Investigation’ all over the hotel which is located near Setraco Construction Company, off the Mabushi Kado Expressway.

However, when our correspondent visited the five-storey building recently, the EFCC inscriptions had been covered with patches of grey paint.

When our correspondent knocked on the gate, three men who attended to him said they acted on the instruction of Mrs. Jonathan.

When asked if they had the right to enter the building, one of them said, “Go and ask the EFCC if they had the right to put their sign all over the building in the first place. If you want more information, go and ask madam.”

The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said he did not know much about the seizure of the building and thus could not say if it had been returned to Patience or not.


He said, “I have spoken to the appropriate people but I was not able to get any answer on the matter.”

A source at the EFCC said it was wrong of Patience to have erased the EFCC inscription from the building.

He said, “Sometimes when we are investigating some politically exposed persons, they immediately begin to sell off their buildings in order to cover their tracks and run away with the cash so that is why we put EFCC signs on the buildings so that innocent people will not buy those buildings.

“As it is, she has removed the inscriptions and can quickly sell it off.”

Although the hotel has not been officially valued by the EFCC, some estate agents within the community told our correspondent that the property should be worth about N2bn.

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


In his reaction, Mrs. Jonathan’s lawyer, Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), said he was not aware of the seizure of the property.

Adedipe said if the hotel in question was indeed seized through a court order, then the removal of the EFCC inscriptions would be of no effect.

He, however, boasted that all properties and funds seized from the former first lady would be returned to her soon.

The senior advocate revealed that Mrs. Jonathan had dragged the EFCC before a high court in Abuja and the matter would soon come up for mention.

Adedipe said, “I am not aware of the seizure of property. If the EFCC seal was removed from the property, let them go and put another one. In any case, we have sued the EFCC for abuse of her human rights and human dignity. The matter is pending before the Federal High Court in Abuja and everything has been included in that suit.


“We are challenging all the seizures because without prejudice to our case, Mrs. Jonathan was neither a public officer nor a contractor. So, the idea of harassing her beats my imagination.

“I don’t see the basis for the EFCC’s harassment of that woman and the case wears a political toga because she was a formidable element during the campaign.”

Patience first came under EFCC investigation in May 2016 when the commission arrested a former Special Adviser to the President on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa.

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

She subsequently sued Skye Bank Plc and the EFCC. The commission then went ahead to freeze her personal account with a balance of $5m.

The anti-graft agency had also frozen bank accounts belonging to her relatives and friends including business mogul, Bola Shagaya.

Her husband, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, had complained about the harassment of his wife by the commission while Patience had also written a petition to the House of Representatives asking the lawmakers to caution the EFCC and stop harassing her and her relatives.

https://www.google.com.ng/amp/punchng.com/patience-jonathan-dares-efcc-recovers-n2bn-hotel/amp/

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Firefire(m): 8:52am On Sep 04, 2017
This shows that this administration media trial and corruption noise after all is only a media gimmick to suave the Zone-Bs.

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by DickDastardLION(m): 8:54am On Sep 04, 2017
grin cheesy

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Benekruku(m): 8:55am On Sep 04, 2017


Where is Reno Omokri to come bleat on the development!

Or has Patience Jonathan joined APC


Pained politician!

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by hardywaltz(m): 8:58am On Sep 04, 2017
Ole former first lay.
If someone had told Patience Jonathan in 2014 that her million dollars hotel in Bayelsa state will lay fallow without anyone including Dickson/Bayelsa state Government patronizing them she would have slapped that person.
But atlas that hotel will soon be reduced to a short time hotel.

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by crackerspub: 8:59am On Sep 04, 2017
2 years in power, no tangible development






Thunder fire all that forced APC Government on us

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Paperwhite(m): 9:05am On Sep 04, 2017
[/b]"Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman for the EFCC said he did not know much about the seizure of the building and thus could not say if it had been returned to Patience or not. He also told the press: “I have spoken to the appropriate people but I was not able to get any answer on the matter.”[b] So as EFCC spokesman,you're not in the know of all the major cases being prosecuted by the agency?Just imagine the charade government agencies have turned themselves to in this regime.Perhaps it's one of the media frenzy case they since lost out but they don't know how to acknowledge it

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by DickDastardLION(m): 9:09am On Sep 04, 2017
What is good for TIMIPRE is good for Mama Peace, Diezani etc cool cool cool

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by smartty68(m): 9:09am On Sep 04, 2017
Kai! Na so! EFCC fighting a fruitless course. Just see how they glorify corruption undecided

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by smartty68(m): 9:09am On Sep 04, 2017
These isn't democracy, just a lost course.

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by shortgun(m): 9:09am On Sep 04, 2017
over and out
Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Femjonsonn: 9:10am On Sep 04, 2017
Na connection be everything for naija

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by deebrain(m): 9:10am On Sep 04, 2017
Hmmm
Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by KingdomofGOD: 9:10am On Sep 04, 2017
Congratulations mama peace!

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by BiafranBushBoy: 9:10am On Sep 04, 2017
okay
Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by obailala(m): 9:11am On Sep 04, 2017
Nigeria's constitution needs serious amendment. Meanwhile according to the Omokris of this world, Aunty Patty has joined APC.
Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Benekruku(m): 9:11am On Sep 04, 2017
crackerspub:
2 years in power, no tangible development



Thunder fire all that forced APC Government on s


Speak for yourself

Better you say there was no development in your life

Don't speak for all

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Papaaldrich: 9:11am On Sep 04, 2017
wonderful... up NEPA

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Nobody: 9:12am On Sep 04, 2017
We need a better Thomas Sankara in this country. Fvck democracy.

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Hardeysolution(m): 9:13am On Sep 04, 2017
She was a criminal and is still a criminal

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Freethought(m): 9:13am On Sep 04, 2017
I like fearless women, no matter how bad dere spoken English may be

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by free2ryhme: 9:13am On Sep 04, 2017
exlinkleads:


https://www.google.com.ng/amp/punchng.com/patience-jonathan-dares-efcc-recovers-n2bn-hotel/amp/

The audacity of very important thieves is astounding. Patience Jonathan is entitled to billions of dirty money just because he is wife to President Jonathan? Unless the courts makes a scapegoat of this impetuous lady to shut the impunity of her ilk who have committed grave economic crimes against the state no economic progress can happen.

angry

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by LesbianBoy(m): 9:13am On Sep 04, 2017
Buhari is a mumu - GEJ

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by worlexy(m): 9:13am On Sep 04, 2017
Orisirisi
Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by free2ryhme: 9:14am On Sep 04, 2017
Wonders shall never end in Nigeria.Imagine this looter having the audacity to come out publicly to make noise about EFCC. Where did she get the money to build this hotel.just being the wife of a corrupt president.What work did she do to amass such wealth?No shame .

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Re: Patience Jonathan Recovers Her Hotel From EFCC In Abuja by Hardeysolution(m): 9:14am On Sep 04, 2017
Martins301:
We need a better Thomas Sankara in this country. Fvck democracy.
Let's allow General Buhari continue

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