Esther Oba, a sister to former First Lady Patience Jonathan, has been arrested by the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS.
According to the Nation, she was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while she was returning from Dubai with her family.
Mrs. Oba was immediately handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
She would be interrogated in connection with the alleged laundering of over N359, 397,458.26 through two firms linked with the former First Lady.
The companies are AM-PM Global Networks Limited and Finchley Homes Limited.
About N317,397,458.26 was reportedly traced to the suspect in AM-PM Global Networks Limited.
She is expected to explain how she came about the management of N42million in Finchley Home Limited.
Esther was relocated to a female cell at the EFCC headquarters yesterday.
EFCC sources told the Nation that the suspect is central to the ongoing probe of the former First Lady.
The source said, “We have been looking for her but she has been faceless. We watch-listed her for arrest by any security agency.
“Fortunately at about noon on Monday, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) contacted us that she was arrested while returning from Dubai with her husband and three children. She was arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.”
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