Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Buhari Not Persecuting Patience, Jonathan - Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has said the Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, is not persecuting Jonathan and his wife, Patience.

Speaking in an interview with journalists in Oro, Kwara State, yesterday, Lai said it would be wrong to submit that the Federal Government was probing Jonathan or Patience.

He said, “If you look at the history of Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s issue, I think she was the one that came out to claim that the money found in the accounts of one of the aides to the former President, her husband, belonged to her. It was not the EFCC that claimed so. She claimed that the money that the guy was being prosecuted for belonged to her. It was only then they later found an extra $5m in another account.

“It is not as if anybody has gone out to probe Mrs. Jonathan directly or indirectly. Rather Mrs. Jonathan was the one that said ‘that money for which you are accusing Mr. X actually belongs to me. So, you cannot start talking of prosecution or persecution.”