The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered new evidence against Esther Oba, a cousin of former First Lady Patience Jonathan.
The anti-graft agency began investigating Ms. Oba after revealing that she was the one of the owners of Mrs. Jonathan’s N9b bank accounts.
“After we froze Patience Jonathan’s accounts a few months ago, we continued to investigate the former First Lady. We then stumbled on some accounts which did not bear her name but had her signature,” an EFCC source disclosed to Punch Newspaper.
“We realized that one Esther Oba, who we believe is Patience’s cousin, had been operating some accounts for her. The accounts had Oba’s BVN but carried Patience’s signature. So we began investigating Oba,” the source explained.
The EFCC discovered that Ms. Oba used two separate passports when handling the accounts. Both passports have the same name, but curiously have two separate signatures. The EFCC subsequently contacted the Nigeria Immigration Service, who confirmed that the passports are valid.