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Court strikes out EFCC’s forfeiture suit against former First Lady Patience Jonathan

 

A federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday struck out a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking forfeiture to the Federal Government $5.316 million linked to the former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan and six others domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.

The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, struck out the suit at the instance of the EFCC, which had applied to the court to strike out the suit.Other beneficiaries of the ruling are five firms, which were having N7.418 billion and one Esther Oba, who is said to be having $429.381 million.

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However, at the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, counsel to other respondents, except Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Ige Asemudara, told the court that he was duly informed by the EFCC counsel, Mr. Mohammed Idris, who was equally in court, that the anti-graft agency had signified to discontinue with the suit by filing a notice of discontinuance.

He, therefore, urged the court to strike out the suit.

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