Patience Jonathan’s $15m suit adjourned till March 6

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday adjourned till March 6 for further hearing, a suit filed by former first lady Mrs Patience Jonathan, to challenge the freezing of the $15.5 million she says belongs to her.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had seized the $15.5 million from the account of four companies belonging to the former aide of Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

Mrs. Jonathan, in the fundamental rights enforcement suit, is seeking an order to de-freeze the accounts where the money is domiciled, so that she could have access to it.

Respondents in the suit are the EFCC, Skye Bank, Dudafa and the four companies, namely Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrated Service Ltd.

At yesterday’s proceedings, lawyer representing the companies, Jeff Kadiri, who stood in for Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), informed the court that he had just been briefed and would need time to file the necessary process,  and the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned further hearing to March 6.




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