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Another $175M Discovered In Firm’s Bank Account Linked To Patience Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly discovered another $175m in the account of Pluto Property and Investment Limited, one of the firms linked to Patience Jonathan, The Nation reports.

According to reports, the anti-graft agency has declared wanted Toru Wonyeng Ibuomo and Friday Davies who made the deposits within 14 months.

The cash has however, reportedly vanished from the account.

The EFCC had earlier frozen four accounts with $15 million belonging to Mrs. Jonathan, who claimed it was for her medical treatment.

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The company was one of the four convicted on November 2 for laundering the $15.5million, which Mrs. Jonathan insists belongs to her.

The deposits discovered were $46,500,000, $31,000,000, $49,250,000 and $49,000,000.

“The EFCC is probing how the deposits hit the company’s account barely two years after it was registered and without executing any major contract. We are suspecting that this is another slush account where government funds were diverted to,” a source close to the investigation said.

The source added, “All the deposits were in cash, a development which showed that it was a pure case of money laundering.

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On the 21st of February, the account was reported to have recorded a cash deposit of $46,500,000 by the General Manager of Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited , Toru Wonyeng Ibuomo.

“Three days after(24th of February, 2014), another cash deposit of $31,000,000 was made by the same General Manager.

“Friday Davies made a cash deposit of $49,250,000 into the same account. The last tranche of $49,000,000 was deposited by Davies on Apri 1, 2015.”

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