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Seized $5.9m: Appeal court hears Patience Jonathan’s case July 12

The Court of Appeal has fixed July 12, 2017 to hear an appeal filed by the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to challenge the interim order of the Federal High Court in Lagos which temporarily froze her Skye Bank account with a balance of $5.9m.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the lower court had on April 26 temporarily frozen Patience’s account after entertaining an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which alleged that the funds in the account were proceeds of crime.

The judge had earlier fixed May 22, 2017 for anyone interested in the funds to appear before her to show why the funds should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

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