Sunday, 6 November 2016

EFCC freezes N500m account of Patience Jonathan's friend, Bola Shagaya

The anti corruption body is said to have frozen the Unity Bank account of socialite, one of the richest women in Africa and Patience Jonathan's friend, Bola Shagaya. 
The account is said to have about N500m bank balance. The anti corruption body revealed that they were flagged when they noticed that she had been making huge payments into Patience Jonathan's bank account. 
According to Punch.........
“When we were investigating Patience and looking into her accounts, we discovered that Bola Shagaya had been making huge and regular payments into her (Patience’s) bank account.

“We then discovered that the monies were kickbacks. The Ministry of Trade and Investment gave suspicious commission to Shagaya’s company on every crude oil sent abroad. The commission was put in an account for Bola Shagaya. The money will then go to Patience’s account. So we started investigating her.

“We were able to trace the N500m to her account at Unity Bank. So, we placed a ‘No Debit Order’ on the account.”
She is also said to have attempted using her influence to remove the restriction......
“When she heard about the restriction, she ran down to the bank to stop the order from being carried out. We then called the bank to let them know that doing such would amount to a criminal conspiracy. At that point, she had no choice.” 

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