Mrs. Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has claimed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sent assassins after her.
The claim was contained in her petition to the house of representatives against security agencies in the country on Monday, July 10, 2017.
In the letter written by Granville Abibo, her lawyer, the former First Lady alleged that she had survived two of such attempts but urged the House of Representatives to quickly intervene before the EFCC would succeed in the alleged plot to eliminate her.
The letter read, “There have been assassination attempts, at least twice, between February and April 2017, against our client ostensibly by the operatives of the EFCC along the Yenagoa-Mbaima Road, Bayelsa State, in furtherance of its unlawful actions against the former first family.”
Patience also accused the anti-graft agency of bugging her telephone lines, adding that agents of the commission had been sending threatening text messages to her.
“The EFCC and its agents have repeatedly bugged the personal telephones of our client and her relations through its many operatives and has inundated her with numerous threatening calls and text messages,” it added.
While urging the house to intervene in the alleged assassination attempts, Jonathan also said the commission has seized her bank accounts as well as that of her relatives and NGOs.