Patience Jonathan Stops EFCC’s Move to Seize Abuja Property


Former Nigeria first lady Patience Jonathan on Thursday temporarily stopped the Federal High Court in Abuja from hearing an ex parte application filed by the EFCC.

The anti-graft agency is seeking an order of interim forfeiture of two properties traced to the wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.

The former first lady’s lawyers, according to reports, filed a motion challenging the court’s jurisdiction to hear the ex parte motion.

They were reported to have filed the motion after getting wind of the fact that the EFCC’s ex parte motion was to be heard by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday.

Justice Dimgba then adjourned the hearing until November 11 after the back-and-forth arguments between EFCC’s and Jonathan’s legal teams.

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