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Final forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m, N2.4bn for hearing April 13


A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed April 13 to hear an application seeking forfeiture of the $5,781,173.55 and the N2.4billion said to have been illegally acquired by former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

Justice Chuka Obiozor fixed the date after hearing counsel to the parties in the suit.

The application was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sometime in 2017 and hearing commenced before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.

The judge, on April 26, 2017, granted an order temporarily forfeiting the monies found in accounts in Skye Bank and Ecobank, run by La Wari Furniture and Baths Ltd.

According to the EFCC, which filed the ex-parte application, the money belonged to Mrs. Jonathan.

The interim order was affirmed by both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Credit: The Nation

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