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Court adjourns Jonathan’s $15.5m frozen fund case to February 13

Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan

The suit filed by former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and six others over the frozen of the sum of $15.5 million, she claimed belonged to her, would now be heard on February 13 at the federal high court, Lagos.

Skye bank Plc, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa and four other companies were joined as co-respondents in the suit.

The four companies are Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrated Service Ltd.

The matter is before Justice Mohammed Idris.

At the last proceedings, Jonathan’s counsel, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), sought for an adjournment to enable him serve amended claims on the companies.

He added that other defendants have been served with copies of the processes while they have also served their counter-affidavits on the plaintiff.

In the absence of any opposition to the silk’s request, the matter was eventually adjourned to February 13 for further hearing.

Four companies, which the EFCC claimed were used by Dudafa to launder the $15.591 million, had pleaded guilty to the offence of money laundering before Justice Babs Kuewumi of the same court.

The sum involved in the case, which the companies pleaded guilty is the same money the former first lady claimed belongs to her as the sole signatory to the accounts of the companies, but denied ownership of the companies.

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