Court Upholds Ruling On Patience Jonathan’s $8.4 Million
The Supreme Court has upheld its order over the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) suit seeking the temporary forfeiture of the $8.4million allegedly traced to former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.
Naija News recalls that about two months ago, the EFCC filed an application seeking the final forfeiture of $8.4million and N7.4 billion allegedly linked the former first lady.
In a judgment today, a five-man panel of the court unanimously held that the appeal filed by Mrs. Jonathan, challenging the interim forfeiture, was without merit.
The court ordered Mrs. Jonathan to go before the Federal High Court to justify her ownership of the money to prevent its permanent forfeiture to the Federal Government.