$15m: Patience Jonathan Accuses EFCC Of Hiring Mercenaries To Plead Guilty

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Former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan yesterday said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is desperate to pull her down and confiscate her hard-earned money by hiring mercenaries to plead guilty in court to money laundering.

The former First Lady, who spoke through her media aide, Chima Osuji picked holes in the authenticity of the representatives of the four companies who pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering at a Federal High Court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Babs Kuewumi.

According to her the EFCC allegedly presented four unknown persons as representatives of the companies, all of who did not show letters authorising them by their respective boards to represent them in the case.

The four companies are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Development Company Limited pleaded guilty to the 15 count amended charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The guilty plea was entered on behalf of Pluto, Seagate, Trans Ocean and Avalon by one Friday Davies, Agbo Baro, Bioghowri Frederick and Taiwo Ebenezer, respectively.

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