Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of hiring assassins to kill her.
The ex-First Lady made the allegations in a letter written to the House of Representatives on Monday.
According to Mrs. Jonathan, she had survived two assassination
attempts on her life, believed to have been championed by the anti-graft
She pleaded with the lower chamber of the National Assembly to come
to her rescue before the anti-graft agency succeeded in its plot to
According to the letter written by her lawyers, Granville Abibo (SAN)
& Co, Mrs Jonathan said the attempt at her life was made between
February and April, 2017.
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,” the letter
She also alleged that the agency had bugged her phones and that its agents had been threatening her though text messages.
“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,” the former president’s wife alleged.
Mrs. Jonathan also accused the officials of the FIRS of vandalizing
her properties in her hotel located in Bayelsa state two months ago.
The letter added, “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.”
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