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Seized $5.9m: New judges take over Patience Jonathan’s case

A new panel of Appeal Court Justices has been assigned to hear the appeal filed by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against the temporary seizure of a sum of $5.9m found in her Skye Bank account.

The appeal was initially assigned to a panel of three Justices comprising Justices John Ikyeh, Abimbola Obaseki-Adejumo and Abraham Georgewill.

But at the July 12 proceedings in the case, Justice Ikyeh, who presided over the panel, told the counsel on both sides that the appeal could not go on because one of the three justices had decided to withdraw from the case for personal reasons.

The court then adjourned proceedings till September 18.

At the resumed proceedings on Monday, a new panel comprising Justices Mohammed Garuba, Yargata Nimpar and Inyang Ogakwu, replaced the old panel led by Justice Ikyeh.

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