The Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force (NDPPVF), has threatened to bomb the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrests former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
Accusing the anti-graftagency of witch-hunting the former first lady, the group, according to an onlinenews portal, TheCable, advised EFCC to lift the No Debit Order imposed on her Skye Bank accounts.
Yesterday, EFCC froze the account of the Former First Lady claiming that the money was gotten through crime since Dame Patience Jonathan has claimed to be a house wife and therefore could not have been able to raise $20m in her account.
The Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force said in a statement below :
“As a matter of fact, the EFCC has launched a criminal investigation of Mrs. Jonathan and in the process, frozen her bank accounts domiciled with a Nigerian commercial bank without affording her opportunity to state her own side of the matter.
“Nobody is above the law. The NDPPVF does not support or condone corruption. If Mrs. Jonathan was found to be corrupt, we shall not hesitate to call for her prosecution.
“We, however, have a grouse with the modus operandi of Mrs. Jonathan’s investigation, given her status as the wife of a former deputy governor, former governor, former vice-president, former acting president and finally, former president. She is perhaps, the only Nigerian woman – dead or alive – with such an impressive and fortuitous pedigree; which accounts for why the EFCC needs to thread with caution.
“Recently, there have been calls on the Attorney-General of the Federation as well as the EFCC to arrest and prosecute the former First Lady for alleged money laundering.
“We shall simultaneously bomb the 4 wings of the NNPC Towers the day it is announced that Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan has been arrested. The group added that before her husband emerged as vice-president in 2007, the EFCC investigated Mrs. Jonathan and cleared of any wrongdoing.”