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Patience Jonathan To Forfeit Yet Another $5.7million?

Patience Jonathan To Forfeit Yet Another $5.7million?

Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, may forfeit another $5.7million as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered parties to file affidavits before it.

This is to disclose what transpired at the Appeal and the Supreme courts in a suit seeking the final forfeiture of some sums linked to the wife of the former President, Patience Jonathan.

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The matter was adjourned till the 8th of May by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claim that the money was illegally acquired.

At the instance of the commission, Justice Olatoregun in April 2017 had ordered that the funds, $5.7million and another N2.4bn allegedly belonging to Mrs. Jonathan be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government pending the final determination of the suit.

Following the temporary forfeiture, Mrs. Jonathan, through her lawyers, Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) and Mike Ozekhome (SAN), filed an appeal to challenge the order.

The Supreme had on March 15, affirmed another order of forfeiture made by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court in respect of the sum of N2.4bn allegedly traced to the wife of former the former president.

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Earlier, the sum of $8.4m belonging to the ex-First Lady was forfeited and as she was ordered to return to Federal High Court in Lagos to show cause why the fund should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

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