Unbeknownst to Nigerians, the wife of the current president was caught twice by the EFCC while Goodluck Joanthan was governor of Bayelsa state, attempting to launder a total sum of $13,650,000.
This was re-exposed by a new Nigerian website for crime, the Nigerian Criminal Database.
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Date Caught: September 11, 2006
Trade/Profession: President’s Wife
City: Abuja State: Abuja (FCT)
Case Status: Impunity
Listed: April 12, 2014 5:02 am
Expires: 999997 days, 22 hours
EFCC seizes N104m from Bayelsa governor’s wife
By Punch, Monday, 11 Sep 2006
About N104m allegedly laundered by Patience, wife of Bayelsa State Governor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been temporarily seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision. The seizure came on the heels of an ex parte application before a Federal High Court, Abuja by the Chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. The commission had in the application, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondents on Sunday, said it suspected that the N104m was public money. It said that Patience laundered the sum in two tranches – N70m and N34m – through one Mrs. Nancy Ebere Nwosu. Nwosu, a business associate of Patience, is said to have made statements to the EFCC incriminating the governor`s wife.
UPDATE: Alleged fraud: I’ll cooperate with EFCC – Jonathan
September 13, 2006: The Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Jonathan Goodluck, on Tuesday said he would cooperate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to unravel the mystery surrounding the alleged laundering of N104m to which his wife, Patience, has been linked.