Money Laundery: EFCC rejects Patience Jonathan’s out of court settlement offer

Former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has seen her request to settle out of court her pending money Laundery case brought against it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) turned down by the latter.
According to the Nation, the Commission will prefer Mr. Jonathan to follow due process by appearing before a court of competent jurisdiction and apply for plea bargain in keeping with the provisions of the law of the land.
You will recall that the Agency filed a suit against the ex First Lady over the strange payment of $11,489,069.03 into her domiciliary accounts.
So far, detectives from the commission have not been able to trace about 29 of the 31 individuals and companies which made the controversial deposits.
This development has raised suspicions over the existence of these companies, making the detectives to conclude that some of the depositors are “fictitious”.
The nation reports that Dame Jonathan had sent the letter to the Agency on January 30, 2018 requesting an out of court settlement.
An official of the commission, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said: “We are certainly rejecting the offer from the ex-First Lady because the EFCC does not engage in such deals.
“But we prefer the ex-First Lady approaching a court for plea bargain in line with the relevant laws if she is ready to settle all issues. The terms of the plea bargain will be open to all parties before the court.”




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