Court rejects EFCC's bid to seize Patience Jonathan's $8.4m, N7.35bn  

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An application by the EFCC seeking to seize the funds in 15 banks linked to Patience Jonathan has been rejected by the Federal High Court in Lagos, The funds include a total of $8,435,788.84 and over N7.35 billion - The application was rejected by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday, April 13, rejected an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking to seize the funds in 15 bank accounts linked to Patience Jonathan, wife of ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan. The funds which the anti-graft agency sought to seize include a total of $8,435,788.84 and over N7.35 billion, Punch reports. notes that while explaining the reason why the ex parte filed by the EFCC for the seizure of the funds was rejected, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun said the funds were already subject of litigation before two other judges.

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Posted : 13/04/2018 4:11 pm

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