Court Dismissed Patience Jonathan’s $15.5m Case To April 3


Former First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs Patience Jonathan


A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, yesterday dismissed till April 3, the trial of suspects in the $15.5m professedly having a place with previous First Lady, Mrs. Tolerance Jonathan.

The respondents in the suit are Dr. Waripamo Emmanuel Dudafa, a previous representative of Skye Bank Plc, Adedamola Bolodeoku and a legal advisor, Amajuoyi Briggs.
The organizations accused along of the respondents, had on November 13, 2016, conceded to scheming to wash the said $15, 591, 700.

The firms are Pluto Property and Investment Company limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Limited.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the defendants on charges bordering on a 17-count of conspiracy, money laundering and fraud.

They were alleged to have conspired to retain over $15 million, which they reasonably ought to have known to be part of the proceeds of crime.

At the resumed trial, the prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo tendered some documents through a Deputy Manager in Skye Bank, Uche Obiakor, who had earlier given evidence on how the defendants opened accounts with the bank.

After listening to arguments from parties, the court adjourned the matter to April 3.

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