[News] : Court suspends hearing in Jonathan’s cash forfeiture case

Court suspends hearing in Jonathan’s cash forfeiture case
Court suspends hearing in Jonathan’s cash forfeiture case

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday suspended procedures in the knowing about an application looking for lasting relinquishment of $5.7 million having a place with the spouse of previous President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

The judge stayed procedures pending the result of an interest documented by Mrs. Jonathan testing the request of transitory relinquishment of the cash. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is supplicating the court to request that the money be for all time relinquished to the Federal Government.

The court on April 26 made an interval arrange relinquishing the cash in light of an application by EFCC, which said the cash was associated to be continue with wrongdoing.

Equity Olatoregun had additionally requested the transitory relinquishment of N2,421,953,522.78 found in an Ecobank Nigeria Limited record number 2022000760 for the sake of La Wari Furniture and Baths Limited. The commission said the cash is additionally connected to Mrs. Jonathan.

Advice to EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo told the judge yesterday that he was prepared to move his application for the cash’s relinquishment. He said the respondents had documented counter-oaths.

Mrs. Jonathan’s advice, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), said he documented an application for remain of procedures pending the interest’s assurance. Advise for La Wari Furniture and Baths, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), included that once an interest had been entered, the lower court should stay procedures, including that the Court of Appeal had effectively settled July 5 to hear the case.

Equity Olatoregun in her decision stated: “I have seen the hearing notification issued by the Court of Appeal. I will, in this manner, dismiss this case till September 20.”

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