Patience Jonathan
Patience Jonathan

Agency Report

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed February 13, 2017  to hear a suit by ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan against the EFCC seeking to unfreeze her account.

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Also joined in the suit are; Skye Bank Plc, and a former Special Assistant to ex-President Jonathan, Waripama-Owei Dudafa.

Others include Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrarted Service Ltd.

The ex-first lady is demanding the sum of 200 million dollars from the commission as damages for infringing on her rights.

She also prayed the court to issue an order discharging the freezing order, as well as restrain the EFCC and its agents from further placing a freezing order on the said accounts.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday, Jonathan’s lawyers, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), sought for an adjournment to enable him serve his client’s amended claims on the companies.

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

In the absence of any objection from the EFCC’s counsel, the matter was eventually adjourned to Feb. 13 for further hearing.