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Frozen Accounts: Court Postpones Patience Jonathan’s Rights Suit Till May 22

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Court adjourns case between EFCC and Patience Jonathan

Former first lady, Patience Jonathan

Court To Hear Patience Jonathan, EFCC Right’s Suit May 22

A suit filed by Ex-first Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, challenging the freezing orders on her account has been adjourned  by a federal high court in Lagos.

The judge, Justice Mohammed Idris in his ruling, held that the parties were entitled to time to look at the processes after receipt and file replies if necessary.

He consequently adjourned the case till May 22 for hearing, Naija News learnt.

Mrs Jonathan filed the suit in 2016 to challenge the ‘no debit order’ placed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on four of her accounts, with a total of $15.5million.

Alongside Skye bank, Mrs Jonathan also listed a former aide to President Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa and four companies as defendants.

The companies are: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; and Avalon Global Property Development Limited.

Although the accounts were said to be opened in the names of the four companies and linked to Dudafa, Mrs Jonathan came forward to lay claims to the funds.

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