Nobody has complained I stole their money- Patience Jonathan tells court

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Seized $5.7m: Nobody has complained I stole their money- Patience Jonathan tells court

Former First lady, Patience Jonathan, has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos state to order the EFCC to release her seized $5.7m and N2.4bn as no Nigerian has come out to say she stole their money. The former First said this during the resumed hearing of the case filed against her by the EFCC yesterday Friday, May 24th.

 

Speaking through her counsel, Mrs. Jonathan argued that the seized money were cash gifts she received when her husband was in office and not proceeds of crime. She appealed to Justice Mojisola Olatoregun to dismiss the application by the EFCC, praying that the money be permanently forfeited to the federal government. She argued that it was wrong for the antigraft agency to tag her money as proceeds of crime as they have not been able to substantiate their claims that she was engaged in financial crimes while her husband served as President.

 

Her counsel argued that section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud, which EFCC relied upon to seize Patience…



Linda Ikeji