The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has been urged to order the final forfeiture of $5.7million and N2.4billion belonging to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday made the order, claiming that the money is suspected to be proceeds of crime.
EFCC’s lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, said Mrs Jonathan did not earn the money legitimately.
However, in her defense, Mrs Jonathan, through her lawyer, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), said the money was not stolen, noting that was part of gifts from friends.
The presiding judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, adjourned until June 24 for judgment.
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