The Federal High Court sitting
in Lagos has instructed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) to unfreeze the bank account of former First Lady, Patience
The account, which contains about
$5million, was frozen by the EFCC in September 2016 over suspicions that
the funds were laundered.

Mrs Jonathan subsequently filed a suit against EFCC asking the court to unfreeze the account.
She insisted that the funds were gifts from friends and associates and were legally acquired.
Also joined in the suit were Skye Bank Plc and a former Special Assistant to ex-President Jonathan, Waripama-Owei Dudafa.
include Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property
Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and
Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrarted Service Ltd.
The ex-first lady also demanded the sum of $200 million from the commission as damages for infringing on her rights.

also prayed the court to issue an order discharging the freezing order,
as well as restrain the EFCC and its agents from further placing a
freezing order on the said accounts.


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