Ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s friend, and billionaire businesswoman Hajia Bola Shagaya’s bank account in Unity Bank, has been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Before now, Hajia Shagaya was under EFCC’s investigation over allegation that she received N800m from embattled ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki to fund ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election.
The latest crisis of Hajia Shagaya who is into oil, real estate, banking, communications and photography, according to a report by Punch, is the frozen of her bank account with Unity Bank that has N500m balance by the EFCC.
The report says Hajia Shagaya made suspicious payments into the bank accounts of Mrs. Jonathan, who has been under EFCC investigation for about six months.
“When we were investigating Patience and looking into her accounts, we discovered that Bola Shagaya had been making huge and regular payments into her (Patience’s) bank account.
“We then discovered that the monies were kickbacks. The Ministry of Trade and Investment gave suspicious commission to Shagaya’s company on every crude oil sent abroad. The commission was put in an account for Bola Shagaya. The money will then go to Patience’s account. So we started investigating her.
“We were able to trace the N500m to her account at Unity Bank. So, we placed a ‘No Debit Order’ on the account,” the paper quoted an EFCC source as saying.