A former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has suffered defeat at the Supreme Court after the apex court upheld the order of temporary forfeiture made by a High Court in respect of the $8.4million seized by the EFCC.
Justice Olatoregun in a judgment on the motion for final forfeiture of the sums, held that there were conflicting affidavit evidences, which can be best resolved if respective parties are called upon to give oral evidence.
The Federal High Court sitting in Kano has ordered an interim forfeiture of the sum of N1.04bn reportedly hidden a bank account of a company allegedly linked to Patience Jonathan following a suit filed by the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, January 16, made moves to seek the final forfeiture of $8.4million and N7.4 billion allegedly linked to the wife of the former president, Patience Jonathan.
It joined as respondents: Patience Jonathan, Globus Integrated Services Ltd, Finchley Top Homes Ltd., Am-Pm Global Network Ltd, Pagmat Oil and Gas Ltd, Magel Resort Ltd and Esther Oba, as first to seventh respondents.
Za ku ji cewa Dame Patience Jonathan ta bayyanawa Duniya yadda ta samu dukiyar ta. Patience Jonathan tayi wannan jawabi ne ta bakin Lauyoyin da ke kare ta a gaban Kotu a jiya inda ta gabatar da wasu bidiyoyi har guda 4.