PATIENCE JONATHAN SEEKS TO DISCHARGE FREEZING ORDER ON HER FUNDS

The suit filed by former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan was called up at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today, the 26th of October 2016. Mrs. Jonathan is suing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Skye Bank Plc., Waripamo Dudafa, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Co. Ltd, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Co. Ltd and Globus Integrated Services Limited over the no debit order placed and the freezing of the funds in the accounts of the four companies in the suit which she states belongs to her. The four companies along with Mr. Dudafa and Amajuoyi Azubuike Briggs, Adedamola Bolodeoku are facing a 15-count criminal charge in respect of the said funds. Read the last report in respect of the criminal charge here.

Mrs. Jonathan in her suit is seeking a declaration that the funds in the bank accounts of the four companies belong to her and that she has unfettered access to the funds, which come to a total sum of 1.5 Billion Dollars. She is seeking an order discharging the no debit/freezing order which the EFCC placed on the accounts of the four companies and an order directing Skye Bank to release the said funds. She is seeking damages in the sum of 200 Million Dollars.

Hearing could not proceed in the suit today, as the EFCC is yet to respond to the applications served on it including the motion for interlocutory injunction. The suit which is pending before Hon. Justice Kuewunmi was adjourned to the 7th of December 2016 for hearing.

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