EFCC goes after more mansions linked to Patience Jonathan

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Indications have emerged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was intensifying moves to gather evidence against former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, to begin her prosecution.

A top operative of the commission said the leadership of the commission had initiated a discreet probe of the former First Lady in a bid to assemble evidence against her in the event of her prosecution as a fallout of the commission’s decision to freeze $20m traced to her.

The commission had assembled a team of detectives saddled with the responsibility of identifying all houses and property belonging to the former First Lady.

According to The Punch, it was stated that operatives had been instructed from the chairman's office to mark such houses and property as part of the preparation for her prosecution.

It was further stated that the operatives were focusing attention on property in Abuja, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt and other cities in the country.

The source said, “It would not be correct to conclude that the commission has halted the investigation into the activities of the former First Lady. The investigation is progressing and it is being handled by the office of the chairman of the commission.

“A team of operatives has been assembled to identify all her properties in the country with a focus on Abuja, Port Harcourt and Yenagoa. The responsibility of the team is to mark all such properties in preparation for a possible court action.”