Mrs. Patience Jonathan, wife of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of sending assassins after her.
In a letter written by her Lawyers, Granville Abibo (SAN) & Co, Mrs. Jonathan said: “There have been assassination attempts, at least twice, between February and April 2017, against our client, ostensibly by the operatives of the EFCC, along the Yenagoa-Mbaima road, Bayelsa State, in furtherance of its unlawful actions against the former first family.”
She added: “The EFCC and its agents have repeatedly bugged the personal telephones of our client and her relations, through its many operatives, and has inundated her with numerous threatening calls and text messages.”
She said apart from the EFCC, other agencies of the government, like the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, had intimidated her.
Patience, alleged that officials of the FIRS stormed her hotel in Bayelsa State, two months ago, and vandalised its properties.
“On May 3, 2017, officials of the FIRS, in a convoy of about 20 trucks and over 70 personnel, raided our client’s NGO – Aridolf Jo Resort Wellness and Spa Limited – situated at Kpansia Expressway, Bayelsa State, and orchestrated a massive destruction of personal properties belonging to our client, without any lawful court order or search warrant and caused mayhem there under the guise of trying to collect unpaid taxes without following any due process provided by law to do so.”
She stated that apart from her bank accounts, the Commission had frozen those of her relatives, and her NGOs, which she said were only carrying out charity work for the benefit of Nigerians.