Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Of Jonathan’s $8m To FG
A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered that the sum of over eight million dollars and over nine billion naira linked to the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan and six others, be temporary forfeited to the Federal government of Nigeria.
Joined as respondents alongside Mrs. Jonathan in the suit are Globus Integrated Service Limited, Finchley Top Homes Limited, AM-PM Global Network Limited, Pagmat Oil and Gas Limited, and Magel Resort Limited, and one Esther Oba.
The court presided over by Justice Majisola Olatoregun, had on April 14, struck out the same application, for abuse of court processes.
However, the court ordered that the monies be temporary forfeited to the federal government, after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on April 19, filed the application on the ground that it had consolidated all other suits of the same subject matter and parties.
After granting the EFCC’s application, Justice Olatoregun ordered the EFCC to publish the forfeiture order in any national newspaper, within fourteen days, so that any persons who have interest in the monies should show cause while the monies will not be permanently forfeited to the federal government.
The matter has been adjourned till Friday, for further hearing.