STRIKE BACK: Patience Jonathan Claims Damages of $200M against EFCC’s Allegations

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Ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan is demanding a sum of $200 million from the EFCC as damages for infringing on her rights and freezing her accounts.
In
a fresh report by Premium Times, Mrs Jonathan is also urging the court
to issue an order discharging the freezing order and restraining the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and its agent from further
placing a freezing order on the said accounts.

Mrs
Jonathan further noted that the freezing order on her funds on the
directive of EFCC without an order of the court is unlawful and illegal.
In a deposed affidavit by a lawyer, Sammie Somiari, Patience Jonathan had opened five different accounts with Skye Bank on March 22, 2010 with the assistance of Dipo Oshodi and Damola Bolodeoku.
Continuing,
Somiari averred that Mrs. Jonathan is not a director, shareholder or
participant in these companies and the funds in the said accounts were
solely owned and operated by her.
Mrs. Jonathan is
seeking an order of court, directing the unfreezing of her account
forthwith and also wants an order restraining the EFCC from taking
further steps in relation to the said account pending the determination
of the suit.
Represented by Granville Abibo, Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed December 7, 2016 for the hearing of the case.

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