Supreme Courtroom Affirms Order of Interim Forfeiture of N2.4bn Allegedly Linked to Persistence Jonathan

By Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Supreme Courtroom on Friday affirmed the Judgment of the Lagos division of the Courtroom of Enchantment which ordered Interim Forfeiture of the sum of N2.4bn allegedly traced to Persistence Jonathan, spouse of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

The apex courtroom in a ruling delivered Friday, dismissed an utility filed by Mrs Jonathan, searching for to upturn the interim forfeiture order made final 12 months by the appellate courtroom.

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, had traced the mentioned sum to her and alleged that it was proceed of unlawful actions.

In line with a press release by the fee, the mentioned quantity was surreptitiously stored within the checking account of La Wari Furnishings and Baths Restricted, domiciled with Eco Financial institution Plc.

Recall that Justice Mojisola Olaterogun had in 2017 ordered the interim forfeiture of the cash, and held that anybody fascinated by it ought to seem earlier than the courtroom to indicate trigger why it shouldn’t be lastly forfeited to the Federal Authorities.

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