Goodluck Jonathan Denies £15m Mansion Exposed In The UK By British Tabloid; Demands a retraction.

The immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has been alleged to have acquired a mansion in the United Kingdon that worths £15million, Kelvin Mackenzie, a Journalist with The Sun Uk Newspaper reported yesterday on page 15. 
The mansion was said to be located at St George’s Hill estate in Weybridge, Surrey in the United Kingdom.
Jonathan’s ministers and virtually all that have worked with him except few have been under severe probe of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, since President Muhammadu Buhari took over. Several billion and millions of Naira and United States dollar have been recovered.
The UK’s The Sun Tabloid author of the report queried the source of the money by which the ex-president of Nigeria bough such an expensive building.
“I HEAR the aptly named Goodluck Jonathan, the former president of oil-rich Nigeria, has bought a 12,000 square foot house on the ultra-expensive and well protected St George’s Hill estate in Weybridge, Surrey.”
“I’m sure he gained his wealth legitimately but these houses are £10-£15million a pop, so ­perhaps the ex-president could explain where his money came from as he has been at the ­forefront of the fight against his country’s ­corruption.”
‘Surely it can’t all have been good luck.” The Newspaper was quoted to have said.
Jonathan's £15million Mansion In United Kingdom-jide-salu
The paper put the market price for such houses in the area as being between £10-£15million (about N4.3bn), a staggering figure that may well surpass the cumulative earnings of the former president while in office.
Goodluck issued a statement reacting to the story published by issued The Sun.
The former president has denied owning a £15m property in the United Kingdom and demanded a retraction from the UK SUN over the article posted by its former Editor, Kelvin Mackenzie in his Saturday column.

 “Nothing could be further from the truth. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan takes pride in the fact that he does not have any property or accounts outside Nigeria. He stated this publicly while in office and his commitment to Nigeria’s economy remains total even after he left power.

“As the Nigerian President who signed the Freedom of Information bill into law, Dr. Jonathan is well aware that the United Kingdom is a nation with good record keeping at county and national levels and as such, it will not take a serious and responsible media long to verify ownership of property before rushing to the press with potentially libellous publications.

“It is hoped that this publication will correct its error and do a retraction and that other media will likewise follow up on this story to put the lie to the details it contains.”


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