The Coalition against Corrupt Leaders, (CACOL)demands that the wife of the Ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan should explain how she came about owning a property worth N10bn even as a civil servant without holding any government position.

This came on the heels of a media report According to a UK business newspaper (The Financial Times) that the hotel, Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa,  which was lunched towards the end of Goodluck’s tenorin Yenagoais said to have imported state- of -the-art furniture, can rank with other luxury hotels In the world.

Reacting to the news through the Coalition’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran, the group asked the wife of the Ex-president to explain to Nigerians how she came about allegedly owning a luxurious hotel that is worth N10bn and also some funds allegedly traced to her bank accounts.“How did she get the money and even the ones stacked in her account? That is what we Nigerians want to know, as far as we can understand, she didn’t hold any government position, she’s just a civil servant, so as a civil servant, how did she manage to acquire such a luxurious property that worths that amount, because she would have earned less than 10% the amount even if she has been a Director or Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa civil service all of the entire years she has spent on earth!” Adeniran averred.

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-graft agencies has been conferred with the jurisdiction and also empowered to probe any past or current public officials living life above their legitimate earnings; hence it would be negligent of the EFCC if it wastes time ant further in commencing prosecution of the former first lady who has by her action in court confessed she possess an amount of cash and property she couldn’t have legitimately earned”, Adeniran concluded. “We commend so far the efforts of the Federal Government and the anti-corruption agencies for their efforts in probing those Publicly Exposed Persons found wanting. We also call on the government to exhibit pro-activeness towards creating the enabling environment for the fight against corruption by facilitating the emergence of enabling laws that will remove encumbrances on the path of the anti-corruption drive.” Adeniran added.


Abiodun Rabiu

Acting Media Officer, CACOL


September 9, 2016


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