Patience Jonathan has urged the Federal High Court to order the release of the $5.7m and N2.4bn seized by the EFCC, stating that no one complained she stole money from them.
The wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, through her lawyer Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), urged Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, of the Federal High Court in Lagos, to dismiss the application by the EFCC, praying that the money be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.
According to him, the money was received as a gift by the First Lady while in office. He added:
“It is not the law that if the EFCC finds money in an account and it doesn’t like the owner’s face, it comes to court and says ‘forfeit it.
“The government is at liberty to apply for forfeiture but the offence must be stated.”
Well, let’s see how it all turns out.