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Magu told UK not to give me visa, but fails says Patience Jonathan

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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, said the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu,  failed in his attempt to stop the issuance of her UK visa.

Patience alleged that the EFCC wrote a letter to the British High Commission in Nigeria, asking the British Government not to issue her with a visa, The Punch is reporting.

The paper said in a petition written by her lawyers, Granville Abibo (SAN) & Co. which was addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, Patience said the British Government subsequently investigated her and found her not wanting and thereafter issued her with a visa.

The petition, which was signed by G.I. Abibo (SAN), read in part, “In February 2017, the EFCC through its acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made a spurious report against our client to the United Kingdom authorities and other international bodies – all in a grand design to forestall the renewal of her visa and other travel documents.

“The allegations against our client by the EFCC were duly investigated by the UK authorities and other international bodies who found the reports baseless and thereupon issued the visa and other travel documents to our client.”

Patience said the EFCC had gone after her relatives including her older brother, Chief Aseminaso Kalama, for no just cause.

Besides, Mrs Esther Oba, Patience’s relative, had also been declared a person of interest by the commission for allegedly operating a bank account with $429,381.87 (N135,255,289.05) for the former President’s wife.

Patience said the Nigeria Police Force and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency had also joined the EFCC in intimidating and harassing her family, adding that the three agencies had searched her properties at least five times.

 

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