Mrs Patience Dame Jonathan, the wife to a former president of Nigeria, appears to be tired of the unending court cases with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and has asked for out-of-court settlement, NAN reports.
In a January 30, 2018 letter, titled “Proposal for out-of-Court Settlement of all cases related to Dame (Mrs.) Ibifaka Patience Jonathan,” she told the EFCC of her intention to settle the matter.
The letter, which was written by her counsel, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), is being considered by the EFCC.
The letter said: “As senior counsel, representing Dame (Mrs.) Patience Jonathan (former First Lady) and companies linked to her and some family members, associates, companies and NGOs, we have thought it fit to engage your commission in a discussion over all issues involving her and the commission with a view to having amicable resolution of all cases as stated above.
“This will enable both sides create an atmosphere for mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence. We will therefore appreciate it, if you can give us an appointment at your earliest convenience to have a discussion over all matters involving her and members of her family.
“We believe that an amicable settlement will be in the best interest of both your commission and our client.
“We assure you of our utmost commitment and sincerity of purpose in this connection, and we solicit your cooperation in this regard. Please, accept the assurances of our warm regards.”
Mrs Jonathan’s letter is coming at a time when the anti-graft agency stumbled on more startling information on how she piled up dollar deposits in Skye and First banks, including how she lavished part of the money.
The Nation reports that the former First Lady blew thousands of dollars at highbrow stores in various capitals of the world.
The cash came from $11,849,069.03 which the EFCC said 31 individuals and companies paid into her two domiciliary accounts.