Patience Jonathan urges court to set aside $5.8m, N3.5b forfeiture order

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Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Thursday asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to set aside an order which froze her bank accounts containing $5.8 million and N3.5 billion.

Jonathan asked the court to set aside the order it made on May, 30 on the grounds that it had expired.

The former first lady told the court, through her counsel, Mr Mike Ozekhome (SAN) that the order of interim forfeiture, including the one issued on Oct. 10 had been “spent and could not be extended.’’

According to her, the original order was obtained by an improper use of court process by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

She said in a deposition filed in court, that the Incorporated Trustees of Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation, nine other companies and herself were the owners of the money.

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