A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Monday ordered the permanent forfeiture of the sums of N9.2 billion and $8.4 million recovered from first lady Patience Jonathan to the Federal Government.
The judgment delivered by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun followed a lawsuit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
JUST IN Justice Olatoregun of a Fed High Court, Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of billions of naira and millions of dollars traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan and her cronies, to the Federal Government. #Thread
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) July 1, 2019
The anti-graft agency alleged that the funds were proceeds of crime.
However, Justice Olatoregun held that the EFCC proved its claim beyond reasonable doubts, hence the forfeiture order.