Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has asked for out-of-court settlement with EFCC, Vanguardngr reports.
In a January 30, 2018 letter, titled “Proposal for out-of-Court Settlement of all cases related to Dame (Mrs.) Ibifaka Patience Jonathan,” she told the EFCC of her intention to settle the matter. .
The letter, which was written by her counsel, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), is being considered by the EFCC. The letter read in part: “We believe that an amicable settlement will be in the best interest of both your commission and our client. .
We assure you of our utmost commitment and sincerity of purpose in this connection, and we solicit your cooperation in this regard. Please, accept the assurances of our warm regards.” .
Her letter came as EFCC stumbled on more startling information on how she piled up dollar deposits in Skye and First banks, including how she lavished part of the money. .
According to TheNation, she blew thousands of dollars at highbrow stores in various capitals of the world. The cash came from $11.8m, which EFCC said 31 individuals and companies paid into her two domiciliary accounts. .
The accounts, which are Skye Bank (2110001712) and First Bank (2022648664) had “questionable deposits” between 2013 and 2017. The Skye Bank account had about $7.5m lodged in it. Detectives found $4.m in the second account with First Bank. .
The ex-First Lady allegedly spent the cash at TFS stores, Selfridges, John Lewis, Kingsgate, Sainsbury’s, Harrods, Marks and Spencer, Dolce and Gabbana, and Gina. She went on a shopping spree in expensive outlets in the United States, Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, UAE, Italy and China. .
The highest shopping was at Goyard Beijing in Beijing CN on January 28, 2014 where sh shelled out $28,388.72. On the same day at Hulian Xinguang Beijing CN, she blew $13, 069.68 on some luxury items.