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High Court Delivers Judgement Against Patience Jonathan

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The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the final forfeiture of N9.2 million and $8.4 million dollars belonging to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has through its Counsel Rotimi Oyedepo, in October 2018, moved a motion before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun for the final forfeiture of the funds said to belong to the former First Lady.
The funds were domiciled in Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank, Eco Bank, Stanbic bank, Skye Bank, Zenith Bank and First Bank.

According to Justice Olatoregun, there is not enough cause in the affidavits filed before the court to show that the N1.8 billion domiciled in Fidelity Bank, N256 million domiciled in Eco Bank, N1,085,000,000 billion naira domiciled in Eco Bank, N39.4 million in Diamond, N7 million in Diamond Bank, N1.8 billion in Fidelity Bank, N307 million Stanbic Bank, N55 million in Diamond, N1.8 billion in Fidelity Bank, N174 million in Diamond, N858 million in Zenith, $429,000 dollars in Skye Bank, $4 million dollars in First Bank, $4,136,000 million dollars in Skye Bank should not be classified as proceeds of unlawful activities.

Justice Olatoregun subsequently ordered the forfeiture of the sums totalling N9.2 billion and $8.4million to the federal government.

“Accordingly, the same funds reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities as defined in section 16 of Advanced Free Fraud and Related Offences Act and the EFCC Establishment Act, 2004, are hereby forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria.”

During prosecution, the EFCC has secured an interim order for forfeiture of the sums on April 20, 2018, before Justice Olatoregun.

In her defence, Mrs Jonathan through her Counsel, informed the court that the monies EFCC sought to be forfeited are proceeds of goodwill donations from Nigerians, which she enjoyed as the wife of a Deputy Governor, Governor and President, and also proceeds of funds raised when she launched her NGO, Women 4 Change and Development Initiative, in 2010.

Recall that the Supreme Court had in March dismissed an application filed by Mrs Jonathan, seeking to upturn the interim forfeiture order by the same court placed on the sum of N2.4 billion linked to her.

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