Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, appeals forfeiture of $8.4m, N9.2bn to Nigerian govt


Former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan has approached the Court of Appeal in Lagos to set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos that ordered the forfeiture of $8.4million and N9.2billion belonging to her.

Through her Counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Mrs Jonathan on Tuesday seeks the upturning of the judgement delivered by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Ozekhome maintained that the judge erred in law by ordering the final forfeiture when she had no jurisdiction to do so.

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Justice Olatoregun had on Monday ruled on an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) praying her to order the forfeiture of $8.4million (about N3.030billion) and N9.2billion found in her companies’ accounts.

She held that the funds were proceeds of unlawful activities.

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