NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

EFCC suffers setback in bid to seize Patience Jonathan’s $8.43m, N7.35bn

By Adeshola Soyele on 13/04/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 929

•Former First Lady Patience Jonathan
•Former First Lady Patience Jonathan

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lost the bid to seize certain funds linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Patience.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun struck out the ex-parte application for the seizure of the funds by the anti-graft agency on Friday at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The funds, which the EFCC sought to seize, include a total of $8,435,788.84 and over N7.35 billion in 15 bank accounts.

In her ruling, the judge held that the issue was already a subject of litigation before two other judges – Justice Murtala-Nyako and Justice John Tsoho, both of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

She further condemned the EFCC’s act of forum shopping and running from court to court.

Justice Olatoregun stated that it was an abuse of court process to file similar cases such as the one before her in different divisions of the court. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 13/04/2018 9:53:59 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Overland Airways increases frequency on Akure-Abuja route from...

5 Chadians nabbed fighting for Boko Haram; FG...

13 MAJOR THREATS TO NIGERIA

Buhari tasks international community on recovery, repatriation of...

Anambra guber: GO TO COURT, INEC tells Nwoye,...

Benue PDP faults Miyetti Allah’s endorsement of Buhari...

Lawmakers finger Police Area Commander, DPO in Southern...

Radio Biafra back with a bang —IPOB •Releases...

7 dead, woman abducted as herdsmen attack Benue...

Street Carnival: Olamide, Osupa, Humble Smith, Salawa Abeni,...

BREAKING NEWS: 5 feared dead as police, mob...

11 dead as herdsmen go on rampage in...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Court bars APC from Bayelsa governorship election Nigerian chief imposes wedding tax in his village Bayelsa Guber: US advises voters Osinbajo didn’t pray with pastors for Buhari’s death in any church — Spokesman Oshiomhole, Obaseki feud sparks fresh crisis in APC 11 adults, two children killed in multiple vehicle crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Edo government rejects APC NWC’s fact finding committee LASU student, five others arraigned for ‘robbery’ Reps direct JAMB to suspend proposed use of NIN for UTME Bayelsa Guber: APC heads to Appeal Court over disqualification of Deputy Governorship candidate NCC warns consumers on activities of cyber criminals Zenith Bank, 12 others record N707bn net profit

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (561,899 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (451,897 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (400,881 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (334,979 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,243 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (279,863 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,559 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,685 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,175 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,509 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,154 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (197,927 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,567) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,142) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (702) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,199) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,927) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,712) Religion (1,118) Sports (2,224) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera