NIGERIAN EFCC, A COMPLETE FALLACY- DAME PATIENCE MEDIA CONSULTANT
BY OMOKHUALE PUAH
Former presidents wife, Dame Patience Jonathan says that the claims made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on her about the $25 million traced to her accounts are lies.
In a statement made by her media consultant, Chima Osuji, during the weekend, it was said that the allegation of Dame Patience laying claim to ownership of a sum of $31.7 million fund, recovered by the EFCC was a complete fallacy.
As Dame Patience debunked the claim made by the EFCC, saying that the allegations were false and are targeted to hoodwink the public against her, her media consultant maintained the fact that Mrs. Jonathan has never owned such amount of money. The reason for the lie is best known to them.
According to the statement made by Mr. Osuji, another sum of $20 million was traced to Mrs. Jonathan again, which was another falsehood aimed at hoodwinking the public against her.
Mr. Osuji further defended in the statement, that the sum of $5 million which was also traced to her account is a fallacy, because in the claim it was said that Dame Patience opened accounts in various names; cooks, drivers and artisans. “This is the greatest falsehood to the knowledge of EFCC,” he said.
Following the statement in words “We have a whole lot of respect for the integrity and sanctity where this matters particularly, the trial is pending, but we are surprised to observe that EFCC the prosecutor of this matter does not have the same measure of respect for the Judiciary which is the bastion of hope for every citizen in the country”.
He further stated “We have received calls, text messages and news on Mass media against the Dame Patience, regarding fraud and other false statements daily by the EFCC in the court of public opinion so as to malign her.
“We are persuaded to respond to these lies disclosed by the EFCC in respect to the matter. We know that the purpose of this is to misinform the unsuspicious members of the public and beyond.
“It is unfortunate that the EFCC which belongs to Nigerians and whose delegation is to conduct a thorough investigation of cases brought to it has resorted in a greater disposition and propensity of engaging in media trials built on outright falsehood, dishing out to innocent persons” he complained.
“This case relating to Dame Patience is in absolute injustice and unfairness. We would like to remind all Nigerians that ‘injustice to one is injustice to all’ for on whom next the bell will toll, it important we emphasize the fact EFCC should desist from the media trials of innocent people, before trial in a court of law as included in the Constitution”, the statement added- Vanguard.