Former first lady, PATIENCE JONATHAN has written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over the fifteen million dollars found in four bank accounts linked to her.
In the letter written by her lawyers, Mrs JONATHAN said the fifteen million dollars was to settle medical bills at hospitals while she was out of the country.
According to the letter and I quote, “the said accounts which were in dollar denomination were card based accounts and our client is the sole signatory to these accounts. However, our client has been operating the said accounts using the cards for her private purposes without let or hindrance, end of quote.
The lawyers of Mrs JONATHAN urged the EFCC Chairman, IBRAHIM MAGU to vacate the No Debit Order placed on the accounts.
EFCC had disclosed that the four accounts domiciled with Skye Bank, were said to be opened in the name of domestic aides of the former first lady.
Another account with five million dollars with the same bank and with the name of PATIENCE JONATHAN was also discovered by the anti-graft agency.