Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan is accusing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ((EFCC) of attempted murder.
According to Mrs. Jonathan’s petition to the house of representatives she alleges that the agency has on two occasions tried to kill her and have repeatedly bugged her phone and that of relatives.
Her lawyer, Granville Abibo in his letter to the house also states that all Mrs. Jonathan’s bank accounts have been seized unduly.
“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 petition read.
“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.”
“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,” the petition further read.