The former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has reportedly said that the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu once gave false information to the British High Commission in Nigeria while requesting that if the visa is rejected.
Mrs. Jonathan stated that Magu’s letter led to an investigation by the British Government which found her not desiring and thereafter published her with a visa.
The former First Lady revealed in a petition written by her lawyers, Granville Abibo, which was named to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
First Lady’s relative, Mrs. Esther Oba, had also been confirmed as a person of interest by the commission for reportedly operating a bank account with $429,381.87 (N135,255,289.05) for the former President’s wife.
The petition signed by G.I. Abibo (SAN), is stated that, “In February 2017, the EFCC through its acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made a spurious report against our client to the United Kingdom authorities and other international bodies – all in a grand design to forestall the renewal of her visa and other travel documents.”
“The allegations against our client by the EFCC were duly investigated by the UK authorities and other international bodies who found the reports baseless and thereupon issued the visa and other travel documents to our client.”
The former First Lady said the Nigeria Police Force and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency had also joined the EFCC in terrorizing and threatening her family.
She reportedly said that the three agencies had searched her properties and belongings at least five times.
“On November 3, 2016, the EFCC physically raided and attacked the premises of our client and her relations situated at 2 Igbeti Street, Maitama, Abuja, in the absence of the occupants of the house, carting away valuable items.”
“On November 30, 2016, the same premises were raided by the officials of the NDLEA with a lorry load of over 50 operatives under the guise of searching for drugs kept in the house. This raid was carried out in the absence of the occupants of the said house. Our client’s house was broken into and vandalised.”
“On January 4, 2017, the EFCC again broke into the said house claiming to be looking for foreign currencies stashed therein. This was done in the absence of the occupants of the house and without any search warrant. The operatives raided the house and took away whatever they fancied,” the petition further added.