Former first Lady, Patience Jonathan says the EFCC hired those who pleaded guilty in a case of money laundering filed against her.
Chima Osuji, Patience Jonathan’s media aide, alleges that the representatives presented before the court by the EFCC did not show letters authorising them by their respective boards to appear in the case.
“The biggest twist in court on Thursday was that the fourth to seventh defendants pleaded guilty to all the 15-count charges. It is clear that these unknown faces were agents of the EFCC, who have been stage-managed and tutored to come to court to complicate the case as a strategy to confiscate her money,” Chima says.
He also says the money found in Mrs Jonathan’s accounts are for her travel overseas for medical treatement, and other expenses for herself and her late mother.
Yesterday, four companies pleaded guilty to a $15 million fraud charge before a Lagos High court.
Mrs Jonathan is alleged to be linked with the companies- Pluto Properties and Investment Company, Seagate Property Development Company, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Avalon Global Property Ltd.