Prosecutor’s absence stalls trial of firms linked to Patience Jonathan’s $15.5m fraud

Hearing could not continue at a Lagos Federal High Court, today where three persons and four companies are standing trial for alleged cover up in the   $15.5 million belonging to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. At the resumed hearing of matter today, Mr Ademola Adefolaju who holds the brief of Mr Gboyega Oyewole, SAN, lawyer for former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan, Dr Waripamo Dudafa, told the court that he was surprised at the absence of the prosecutor. Adefolaju told the court that in view of…

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$15.5m fraud: Court dismisses Patient Jonathan’s Coys plea

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday July 3 dismissed an application by four companies which pleaded guilty to laundering $15.5million allegedly belonging to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. The companies: Pluto Property and Investment company limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company limited, Transocean Property and investment company limited and Globus Integrated Service Limited, had prayed the court to reverse their guilty plea and nullify the previous proceedings because those who represented the company were not authorised to do so. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned them with…

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