Patience Jonathan, wife of the former president might be in serious soup as the companies where her $15 million was found has admitted it laundered the money.
The four companies charged alongside a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo Dudafa, and two others charged with money laundering have pleaded guilty to the offence.
Dudafa and the two others revealed that the sum of $15, 591,700 which supposeldy belonged to the wife of former President, Patience Jonathan was laundered. They pleaded guilty before a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.
The 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 and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had since frozen the $15.6m found in the four companies’ accounts in Skye Bank.
It would be recalled that Patience Jonathan, the wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan revealed that the $15m, which was frozen in four companies’ accounts were to settle her medical bills while she was out of the country.
She has begged the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu to intervene on the matter.
It was earlier revealed that a houseboy, a driver and other domestic workers of a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to Jonathan, Dudafa, were named as directors, but Patience’s $15m was lodged in the accounts and she was given a platinum card and exclusive access to the accounts.