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Seized $15.5m: Patience Jonathan’s suit suffers setback

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday picked holes in the lawsuit filed by the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, to take possession of a sum of $15.5m seized last year by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

In a ruling, Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos noted that while Patience approached the court by way of an originating summons, the issues in the suit could not be decided without the parties calling oral evidence.

The judge also observed that there was a lack of harmony between the issues formulated by the defendants in response to those raised by Patience in her suit.

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