The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have again traced a whopping $175million to an account linked to Mrs Jonathan.
But the issue now is; the money has been withdrawn without traces. This deposits are different from the $15.5million earlier traced to the ex-First Lady which made the agency place a No Debit Order on four accounts.
The deposits were found in the account of Pluto Property and Investment Limited, one of the firms linked to Mrs. Jonathan.
EFCC detectives found out that the account was opened on November 30, 2013 by Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited with number 2110002238.
The company was registered on January 29, 2013 with RC 1092722. The “strange” deposits came within 14 months.
The deposits are: 21/2/2014—$46,500,000; 24/2/2014—$31,000,000; 31/3/2015—$49,250,000; 1/4/ 2015—$49,000,000
“The EFCC is trying to find out how the deposits got to the company’s account in less than two years after it was registered ,without handling any major contract. A source said:
“We are suspecting that this is another slush account where government funds were diverted to,” All the deposits were in cash, a development which showed that it was a pure case of money laundering.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.”
EFCC is now on the trail of Ibuomo and Davies.
We need the two depositors to assist in the ongoing investigation of the payments into the affected account.It is more curious when the bank details did not show evidence of withdrawals. Yet the whereabouts of the cash was unknown. We hope it is not a private banking arrangement to hide slush funds.