Former Nigeria’s first Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan has again lost her case against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Supreme court.
The Court upheld the order of temporary forfeiture made by a Federal High Court in Lagos in respect of the $8.4million traced to Mrs. Jonathan by the EFCC.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan
The Supreme Court had fixed March 8, 2019, to deliver judgment in an appeal filed by her, challenging the powers of the EFCC for forfeiture of her properties when she has not been convicted for any offence.
In a judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court unanimously held that the appeal filed by Mrs. Jonathan, challenging the interim forfeiture, was without merit.
The court ordered Mrs. Jonathan to go before the Federal High Court to justify her ownership of the money to prevent its permanent forfeiture to the Federal Government.