Court adjourns hearing suit seeking final forfeiture of money linked to Patience Jonathan



A Federal High Court will on Jan.15 continue to hear a suit seeking final forfeiture of about 8.4 million dollars and N7.4 billion found in bank accounts linked to a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on April 20, secured an interim order for the forfeiture from Justice Mojisola Olatoregun in Lagos through an ex-parte (without notice) application.

In the suit, EFCC joined Patience Jonathan, Globus Integrated Services Ltd. and Finchley Top Homes Ltd. as respondents in the suit.

Also joined as respondents are Am-Pm Global Network Ltd., Pagmat Oil and Gas Ltd., Magel Resort Ltd. and Esther Oba.

Video evidence by the defence could not take place on Thursday as earlier scheduled because the court did not sit.

EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, had informed the court at the last adjourned date that he had an application for final forfeiture dated of May 8.

According to him, the…

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