EFCC gets fresh order to seize 7.3 billion naira and 8.4 million dollars belonging to Patience Jonathan

The Federal High Court in Lagos Division has ordered a temporary forfeiture of 7.3 billion naira and 8.4million dollars allegedly belonging to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. Justice Mojisola Olateregun made the order based on a fresh application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A copy of the order made on April 20th was obtained yesterday. The judge had on April 13 struck out an ex-parte application seeking the money’s forfeiture on the basis that a similar suit was pending in another court.

However, EFCC returned with another ex-parte application for temporary forfeiture.Justice Olatoregun directed EFCC to publish the order in a national newspaper within 14 days, adding that the respondents should be served. Justice Olatoregun adjourned until May 11th.