Court orders forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m

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– It is the same federal high court that allowed Jonathan unfettered access to her money just on Tuesday – The court made the order based on an ex-parte motion before the presiding judge Justice Mojisola Olatoregun
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is reporting that former First Lady Patience Jonathan has forfeited her $5.8m to the Nigerian government. The report said that Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos on Wednesday, April 26 granted a fresh ex-parte application ordering the forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s money. Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m has now been forfeited to the government following an ex-parte order by a federal high court in Lagos
Court orders forfeiture of Patience Jonathan's $5.8m
Court orders forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m
The Punch had reported just few hours ago on Tuesday, April 25 that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had withdrawn its application seeking a stay of the execution of a court order which unfroze the Skye Bank account of the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience with a balance of $5.9m. A counsel for the EFCC Rotimi Oyedepo appeared before the same Federal High Court in Lagos which had on April 6 unfroze Patience’s account saying that the commission had changed its mind about appealing the unfreezing order. READ ALSO: President Buhari absent at FEC meeting again Oyedepo equally told the presiding judge, Justice Olatoregun that the commission was withdrawing its application seeking to stay the execution of the order. But today, April 26, the same court has order forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s funds to the government.
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