A group in the Niger Delta has vowed to bomb the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja, should the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dare arrest a former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.
In a statement on Wednesday, the group, Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force (NDPPVF), which accused the Anti-Graft Agency of deliberately witch-hunting Mrs Jonathan, advised it to lift the No Debit Order imposed on her Skye Bank accounts.
Mrs Jonathan is laying claim to the $15 million and has sued the EFCC.
The NDPPVF, in a statement by its spokesperson Parkinson George-Amabo, said “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.
“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 the 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.”