Patience Jonathan cries out over $31.4m frozen by EFCC

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– Ex-first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan is
really not happy with the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC)
– The former president’s wife is asking the
court to declare that the monies found in the four
accounts belong to her
Nigeria’s ex-first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan
has cried out over her $31.4 million being tied
down by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC).
Former first lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan,
says the money with EFCC belongs to her.
The Guardian reports that the account is being
fingered as one of those involved in an alleged
fraud case before a Federal High Court sitting in
Lagos but Mrs Jonathan’s counsel, Gboyega
Oduwole has filed a case before the court,
informing that his client is unhappy with the
EFCC over the recent move to freeze the
account.
Amajuoyi Azubike Briggs, an ex-presidential
aide; Damola Bolodeoku, a former Skye Bank
official; Pluto Property and Investment Company
Limited and Avalon Global Property Development
Company Limited had all been charged to court
over their individual involvement in the fraudulent
activities with companies without address.
Seagate Property Development and Investment
Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and
Investment Company Limited, Avalon Global
Property Development Company Limited and
Globus Integrated Services Limited were also
charged with the same offence.
Mrs Jonathan, is however, not taking any of
those accusations and allegations as she is
seeking a court order to enforce her basic
human rights as it agrees with reliefs she
sought, while also naming EFCC and Skye bank
as defendants.
According to the report, she wants the court to
rule that the monies found with the four
companies and another account in her name
with a Skye Bank are all hers.
Consequently, the former president’s wife
demanded a court declaration that the
respondents have breached her fundamental
rights as a citizen of the Federal Republic by
placing a ‘Freezing Order’ on the said accounts
without any court order or prior notice to her.
In other news, it appears that the feud between
the former first lady and minister of transport,
Rotimi Amaechi, is over.
The duo were spotted on Saturday, August 20 at
the funeral mass of former minister of foreign
affairs, Ojo Madueke, in Abia state.
Patience and Amaechi were constantly at
loggerheads during the last administration as
they battled for control of Rivers state where
they both come from.

KARANTA WADANNAN;
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