Former first lady, Patience Jonathan, has claimed that the sum of $31.4 million in a case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) had issued No Debit/Freezing Order belongs to her
According to Vanguard , the former first lady, through her counsel, Gboyega Oduwole, informed the Federal High CCourt in Lagos that Mrs. Jonathan had filed fundamental application against the EFCC, claiming ownership of the money.claimed ownership of the money in an application filed at the Lagos federal high court on September 6, with FHC/L/C5/1233/16 marked as the case file.
The former first lady in the application filed on September 6, 2016 with the file number FHC/L/C5/1233/16, is asking , asking the court to make an order for the enforcement of her fundamental rights, in terms of reliefs she sought , and naming as defendants, the EFCC Skye Bank plc
The case, with number FHC/337C/16, has the former presidential aide, Amajuoyi Azubike Briggs, former Skye Bank official, Damola Bolodeoku, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited, all who are allegedly without addresses, as defendants. Others also charged include Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited and Globus Integrated Services Limited.
The former first lady asked the court to make a declaration that the fund standing to the credit of four of the companies and an account in her own name in Skye Bank belonged to her. She also asked the court to declare that the action of the respondents in placing a No Debit/Freezing Order on the said accounts without any order of a competent court of law or prior notice to her, to be in breach of her fundamental rights as contained in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.