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$15m Fraud: Courts Refuses Patience Jonathan’s Claim To $9.8m


$15m Fraud: Courts Refuses Patience Jonathan’s Claim To $9.8m


Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, right now rejected an software filed by a former First Girl, Endurance Jonathan, in search of a declaration that she owns the sum of $9.8m domiciled in Skye Financial institution.

The previous First Girl, via her lawyer, I.A. Adedipe, SAN, had filed an software by the use of amended originating summons dated December 15, 2016, in search of a declaration that she is the proprietor of the cash and that she is entitled to entry the funds with out hindrance.

Adedipe had additionally sought an order of the courtroom discharging the freezing of the account.

Nevertheless, the prosecution had filed a counter affidavit, difficult the competency of the amended originating summons of the applicant. At right now’s sitting, prosecution counsel, Idris Abdullahi Mohammed, urged the courtroom to reject the appliance filed by the defence counsel.

“My Lord, the information on this case are in dispute; and it’s a identified proven fact that at any time when a reality is in dispute, the suitable means of commencing this go well with is by the use of writ of summons, which the applicant has refused to adjust to.”

In his ruling, Justice Idris upheld the submission of the prosecution counsel that the go well with ought to not have commenced by the best way of originating summons, which the claimant had finished. Consequently, the choose ordered events to file their purposes by the use of writ of summons earlier than the courtroom.

The cash is a part of the sum of $15.5m the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, had discovered in 4 financial institution accounts domiciled in Skye Financial institution Plc, whereas investigating a former Particular Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Home Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa. The names of the three corporations are: Pluto Property and Funding Firm Restricted; Seagate Property Growth and Funding Firm Restricted; Trans Ocean Property and Funding Firm Restricted.

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