Patience Jonathan’s sister appeals final forfeiture order on $8.4m, N9.2bn

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s younger sister, Esther Oba, have filed a notice of appeal against the judgment of a Federal High Court, Lagos, granting final order of forfeiture of the sum of  $8.4 million and N9.2 billion, which parts belongs to her. The court presided by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, had on Monday, ordered that the said sums be finally forfeited to the Federal government of Nigeria, for been proceeds of unlawful activities. Justice Olatoregun gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/620/2018, instituted before the court…

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Court adjourns FG suit seeking final forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.7m, N2.4bn till May 24

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, further adjourned hearing of a suit by the federal government of Nigeria seeking final forfeiture of the sum of $5.7 million and N2. 421, 953, 522.71 said to be in some accounts belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan till May 24. The court presided over by Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, had on April 26, 2017, ordered the temporary forfeiture of the monies, sequel to an ex-parte application by Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the order which was affirmed by both Court of Appeal and Supreme…

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Patience Jonathan, others beg Court to unfreeze million-dollars account

The former First lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Monday October 29, begged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to unfreeze her accounts housing $8.4m and N7.4 billion. The former first lady through her lawyers today, argued passionately to Justice Mojisola Olatoregun who presided over the court, while the accounts must be unfreeze. It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on April 20, through an exparte application, obtained an interim forfeiture of the said monies. After taking argument from the Jonathan’s lawyer, the matter was adjourned…

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Money Laundering charges: Ex President Jonathan’s aide says he acted based on boss directive

Former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to  ex President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, has maintained that he acted in all the financial transactions which he is currently being prosecuted of based on the directive of the former President and wife. In his defence on Friday September 7, at the resumed hearing of the matter, Dudafa told the court that all monies he was alleged of transacting with some companies and individuals, were done on the directives of his former boss, Dr.  Jonathan. The former aide who was cross-examined by EFCC lawyer,…

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