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EFCC lost Bid To Seize Patience Jonathan’s $8.43m, N7.35bn

BY MKEM AMOBI —–Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of Abuja  High court on Friday struck out the ex-parte application for the seizure of the funds linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Patience by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

The funds, is a total of $8,435,788.84 and over N7.35billion in 15 bank accounts.

In her ruling, the judge held that the issue was already a subject of litigation before two other judges – Justice Murtala-Nyako and Justice John Tsoho, both of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

She further condemned the EFCC’s act of forum shopping and running from court to court.

Olatoregun said it was an abuse of court process to file similar cases such as the one before her in different divisions of the court.

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