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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Court grants ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan, unrestrained access to her $5.9m Skye bank account

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted former First lady, Patience Jonathan, unrestrained access to her recently unfrozen $5.9 million. The court had on April 6th unfrozen the money which was earlier seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who suspected that the funds found in a Skye bank account were proceeds from financial crimes.



The EFCC had applied for a stay of execution on the court order unfreezing her account. However at the court hearing today, counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court that the agency was withdrawing its application for stay of execution on the order and is also not going to appeal the order.

Counsel to Patience Jonathan, Ifedayo Adedipe, confirmed to the court that he had been served with the EFCC’s application to withdraw its application for stay of proceedings.

Adedipe also notified the court of his clients plan to withdraw the Form 48 and Form 49 he filed to cite Skye Bank for contempt of court for not allowing Patience Jonathan withdraw money from the account despite a court order unfreezing the account.

After hearing both sides, the presiding judge, Justice Olatoregun, granted the request for withdraw of their respective applications, giving Patience Jonathan unrestrained access to make withdrawals from the account.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better.

Saphire Muna said...

Mama peace 1 efcc 0..... Next pls

Nnenne George said...

That's how it supposed to be.. now they're beginning to use their sense. Happy for u aunty patience 🖒

daniel ubong said...

This people don finished buhari.

Babyoku Oku said...

Fb 0 patient 2

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is totally fucked.

Badboy Siano said...

Where she get all the money from? This is just one account and she's just a 1st lady not even the presido. Na corruption go chop 9ja till 9ja quench. Na Badboy Siano talk am.

RareSpecie Z said...

WTF!!
Some high tension wire shit was unleashed behind closed Door.

Vivian Reginalds said...

good
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Most of you calling her a thief asking where she got the money would do worse things if u were in her shoes, Nigeria a country where there sre too many criminals, petty thieves with no conscience, I don't trust any Nigerian

Anonymous said...

EFCC is really challenging the judiciary system. They re arrest, refreeze, redo, I can't wait for this APC nightmare to be over!!!!

sholetoga said...

Good for her jare.....

Anonymous said...

Our money eh ...oga dey chop am nyafu nyafu

Olusegun Ososanya said...

Nigeria is dead!

Olusegun Ososanya said...

Nigeria needs economic revival, political revival and yes spiritual revival. Every facet of the economic and political system is corrupt. All institutional parastatals are all corrupt. Nigeria is a political, economic and institutional jungle. Only in Nigeria can these happen. Nigeria is in dire need of a leader that can bring about these "revivals". Nigeria is becoming a "failed state"

Tina Enyi said...

The money is Patience own hate

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