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EFCC arrests Patience Jonathan’s sister

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested the sister to former first lady, Patience Jonathan.

Unverified report says Mrs. Esther Oba was picked up on Monday upon arrival from Dubai with her family.

She was said to have been taken into EFCC custody after the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) alerted the anti-graft agency.

Oba who has been on a watch list for months was transferred to the EFCC headquarters.

She is being investigated for alleged laundering of N359, 397,458 through two firms linked to the former first lady.

Patience Jonathan has been in a legal battle with the EFCC, which has filed an application for the forfeiture of $8.4 million, and N9billion linked to the former first lady.

Oba’s Bank Verification Number

The commission had discovered that an account with Oba’s Bank Verification Number bearing Mrs. Jonathan signature had a balance of $429,381.87 and subsequently froze it.

Investigations by the anti-graft agency showed that Mrs. Oba was the sole signatory to an account known as the AM-PM Global Network at Stanbic IBTC 0016971559 at Walter Carrington branch, Victoria Island, Lagos which received the sum of N317million from its Diamond Bank account 0026718889, being proceeds of unlawful enrichment derived by Patience who was then appointed a permanent secretary by the Bayelsa State Government.

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