persons, while is welcome development for others. Whatever your take on this
issue may be, it is left for the Court of law to decide if or not the accounts
should remain frozen or releases the EFCC restrained order.
If you will remember, two weeks ago, the EFCC
claimed Nigerian Ex-first lady; Patience Jonathan is in another fresh
trouble as they have traced a whopping $175m to her.
the account of Pluto Property and Investment Limited, one of the firms linked
to Mrs. Jonathan.
by Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited with number 2110002238.
“strange” deposits came within 14 months.
24/2/2014—$31,000,000; 31/3/2015—$49,250,000; 1/4/ 2015—$49,000,000 without any
form of business transactions within this stipulated period by the company. But
here was another problem; the money has been withdrawn without traces.
representatives of the parties involved ague home their various points using
various legal jargon as why and not about the frozen acclaimed billions of
Mrs. Patience Jonathan.
an application by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience,
seeking to bar the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from tampering with
a sum of $15.591 frozen in four Skye Bank accounts.
bank accounts in July while probing Jonathan’s former Special Assistant on
Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, for money laundering.
filed a fundamental rights enforcement action against the EFCC, Skye Bank,
Dudafa and the four companies in whose names the accounts were opened.
remove the ‘No Debit Order’ on the accounts and to release the $15.5m to her.
Justice Mohammed Idris, Patience’s lawyer, Mr. Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), made an
oral application, urging the judge to restrain the EFCC from tampering with the
money pending the final determination of the case.
him, arguing that the four companies who owned the four bank accounts had been
convicted of money laundering by Justice Babs Kuewumi of the same court.
with a wave of hand. There is an order of the court that has convicted the
fourth to seventh defendants for warehousing the proceeds of crime,” Oyedepo
would be prejudiced should Justice Idris restrain the EFCC from tampering with
the locus standi to make such an application, and expressed doubt as to the
validity of the addresses of the fourth to seventh defendants where Patience
claimed to have served the originating summons.
said the court bailiff had already deposed to an affidavit that the fourth to
seventh defendants had been served.
rather grant an accelerated hearing of the case, than make any order that would
prejudice the outcome of the main case.
hearing of the main case.
acknowledged a letter from Skye Bank’s lawyer, Lanre Ogunlesi, stating that he was
indisposed and would not be able to come to court on Tuesday 22nd Nov, 2016.
using this anti-graft agency to hunt for her enemies or by anyway
trying to look for any linking issue to trap the ex-president?
persons have been sentence or penalizes in accordance with the law of the land?
without any forms of insult is allowed.
common man’s voice heard.