EFCC should pay me $200 million for seizing my $15m Patience Jonathan tells court
Former first lady, Patience Jonathan, has asked the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos to order the EFCC to pay her $200 million for seizing her $15m found in the accounts of 4 companies currently being investigated for money laundering.
The EFCC had in July placed a ‘No Debit Order’ on the four accounts which were uncovered during the investigation of a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa who had allegedly opened the accounts on behalf of Patience Jonathan.
Patience Jonathan filed a suit against the antigraft agency and Skye Bank, challenging the seizure of her account. She wants the court to order EFCC to remove the ‘No Debit Order’ placed on her $15 million. She is also asking the court to order Skye Bank to pay her damages in the sum of N200m for what she termed a violation of her right to own personal property under Section 44 of the 1999 Constitution.
The presiding judge Justice Kuewumi adjourned till December 7, 2016 for the hearing of the case.