Government High Court sitting in Lagos and managed by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun will on Monday, eleventh February, 2019, convey judgment in a movement for definite relinquishment of $153m (One Hundred and Fifty Three Million Dollars) connected to previous first woman Dame Patience Jonathan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The $153m (One Hundred and Fifty Three Million Dollars) is only one of the few relinquishment orders against the previous first woman. The EFCC, through its Prosecution Lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, had in June 2017, moved toward the court and looked for an ex parte request for between time relinquishment under Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud Act, Section 34 of EFCC Act and other related offenses Act.
The Judge conceded the application and coordinated the EFCC to promote the request on two National Dailies so any invested individuals can confirmation the authenticity of the assets. It was ensuing on the distribution that advice to the previous first woman, Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN, and Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, documented and contended that there was no complainant of loss of cash to EFCC and that Patience Jonathan is definitely not an open office holder amid the multi year residency of her significant other, they subsequently encouraged the court to set aside the break request of relinquishment prior made.
Anyway Oyedepo in his reaction, asked the court to arrange last relinquishment of $1153m to the government of Nigeria as he portrayed the cash as a continue of an unlawful exercises washed under some invented organizations. He further contended that the individual asserting responsibility for illegal subsidizes must show to the court her advantage, her name was not among the executive of the organizations used to wash these assets neither one of the her name showed up in the command card of the organization’s records.
He at that point implored the court to arrange the last relinquishment of the assets The Judge, in the wake of tuning in to contentions from the two sides had dismissed the case to Monday, February 11, 2019 for judgment.