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Patience Jonathan Tells Court That EFCC Should Pay Her $200Million For Seizing Her $15Million


The Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos was asked by Former first lady, Patience Jonathan,‎ to order the EFCC to pay her $200 million for seizing her $15m found in the accounts of 4 companies currently being investigated for money laundering. ‎

In July, The EFCC had placed a ‘No Debit Order’ on the four accounts which were uncovered during the investigation of a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa who had allegedly opened the accounts on behalf of Patience Jonathan.

Patience Jonathan filed a suit against the antigraft agency and Skye Bank, challenging the seizure of her account. ‎She told the court to order EFCC to remove the ‘No Debit Order’ placed on her $15 million. She is also pleading the court to order Skye Bank to pay her N200m as damages for what she termed a violation of her right to own personal property under Section 44 of the 1999 Constitution.

The presiding judge Justice Kuewumi adjourned the hearing of the case till December 7, 2016.

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