Patience Jonathan to know fate of $8.4m, N7.4bn July 1

Patience Jonathan

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, will know the fate of money found in accounts linked to her on July 1, a Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled.

The court on Thursday fixed judgement for July 1 in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking final forfeiture of the money linked to Mrs Jonathan.

EFCC is seeking final forfeiture of about $8.4 million, and N7.4billion found in the said accounts.

The judgement had been earlier fixed for June 27 (today).

EFCC had secured an interim order for forefeture of the sums on April 20, 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.

Also joined as respondents in the case alongside Jonathan were Globus Integrated Services Ltd; Finchley Top Homes Ltd.; Am-Pm Global Network Ltd; Pagmat Oil and Gas Ltd; Magel Resort Ltd; and Esther Oba.

EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, on October 29, 2018, moved motion for final forfeiture of the sums, urging that it be finally forfeited to the Federal Government.