Militants Threaten to Blow Up NNPC Headquarters if Patience Jonathan Is Arrested
Niger Delta militants have threatened to blow up the headquarters of the NNPC if Nigeria’s ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan is arrested, following her investigation by the EFCC.
Dame Patience had claimed that she owns some millions of dollars the EFCC froze, as part of investigations into an alleged fraud. Several bodies had called for her arrest if she could’t explain how she came about the money she’s laying claim to.
The Niger Delta Peoples Professional Volunteer Force (NDPPVF), have however threatened to blow up the headquarters of the nation’s oil firm if she is arrested.
“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,” the group said on Wednesday.
“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 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.
The group added that “before her husband emerged as vice-president in 2007, the EFCC investigated Mrs. Jonathan and cleared of any wrongdoing.”