Government & Politics

EFCC May Go After Jonathan’s Wife Over N1trn Campaign Funds

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan may soon be invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to explain her role in the sourcing and disbursement of huge funds spent by the Presidency in the last general elections, reports NewsDay.

The funds for which Patience Jonathan may be interrogated were allegedly disbursed two weeks before the elections.

The funds, estimated at over a trillion naira, were routed and disbursed through the Amnesty Office to some notable politicians in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Investigations by operatives of the commission had shown that the release of about 40 per cent of the funds was authorized by the former First Lady.

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It was learnt that what was delaying the interrogation of the First Lady is the failure of the former head of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Kinsley Kuku to return to the country.

Kuku left the country soon after preliminary investigations into the sourcing and disbursement of funds for the elections were about to be completed.

Efforts are being made to get him back to the country for interrogation.

Already, some of his aides, including personal assistants and driver have been interrogated on the matter.

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