News making the rounds indicate that Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, may have dared the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by forcefully taken over the N2bn hotel which the agency seized from her recently.
The property, which has not yet been officially opened, has between 50 and 100 rooms, a gym, a fountain and other amenities.
The anti-corruption body had sealed off the hotel in June, which is suspected to have been acquired with proceeds from corruption.
In June, the EFCC placed the red inscriptions, ‘EFCC Under Investigation’ all over the hotel which is located near Setraco Construction Company, off the Mabushi Kado Expressway, Abuja.
However, the EFCC inscriptions had been covered with patches of grey paint.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said he did not know much about the seizure of the building and thus could not say if it had been returned to Patience or not.
He said, “I have spoken to the appropriate people but I was not able to get any answer on the matter.”