Published On: Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016

$15m: Niger Delta group vows to bomb NNPC Towers in Abuja if Patience Jonathan is arrested

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downloadA Niger Delta group operating under the name of The Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force (NDPPVF), has threatened to bomb the four wings of the NNPC towers in Abuja should former first lady, Patience Jonathan, be arrested over the $15million found in her account.

In a statement, the spokesman of the group, Parkinson George-Amabo, cited the lop-sidedness of the anti-graft was of President Muhammadu Buhari as reason for issuing the threat.

The group said that though it was not in support of corruption, it however said that it abhorred  the manner in which the antigraft agency had carried out its investigation into the foreign currency linked to Mrs Jonathan. ‎

The statement reads in part: “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.

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“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 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and prosecute ‎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 by the EFCC,” the statement threatened.

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