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Supreme Court Affirms Interim Forfeiture Order of $8.4m Belonging to Dame Jonathan

Nigeria’s Supreme Court at the weekend asked former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan to go back to a Federal High Court, Lagos and show cause why the sum of $8.4 million found in her various bank accounts should not be forfeited to the Federal Government permanently.

The apex court affirming an order of interim forfeiture made by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on April 20, 2018 said it has no cause to interfere with the order.

The five-man bench of the apex court led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad, in a unanimous judgment, dismissed the ex-First Lady’s appeal and directed her to return to the Federal High Court to show cause why the funds should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

The EFCC had last year approached the Federal High Court in Lagos with an ex parte application seeking the forfeiture of the sum of $8,435,788.84 and other various sums in various bank accounts linked to the wife of the former President.

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