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Patience Jonathan permanently forfeits N12 billion to FG

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Patience Jonathan has been ordered to permanently forfeit a sum of $8.4 million (about N3billion) and N9.2 billion.

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The former Nigerian first lady was today, 1st of July ordered to forfeit the cash by the Federal High Court in Lagos state.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun granted the application of the EFCC for the forfeiture and ruled that the money was reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

The judge held that Mrs. Jonathan could not prove that the money was legitimately earned, in what is surely a big triumph for the EFCC.

Recall that they have been on the issue for a long time where Patience Jonathan has told the court she earned the money legitimately and not illegally.

No official reaction has been done by the former First lady nor her husband but we are hoping to see what their comments would look like when they release their own statement.

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