Court Unfreezes 16 Accounts Belonging To Patience Jonathan
Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday withdrew the freezing order on the 16 accounts belonging to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, on the grounds that EFCC which secured the freezing order failed to conduct proper investigation into the alleged infractions involving the 16 accounts.
An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has set aside its order earlier made on May 30, freezing 16 accounts belonging to Mrs. Jonathan.
The court’s decision followed an application by the counsel to Mrs. Jonathan asking the court to set aside an ex-parte motion filed by the EFCC for continued control of the accounts.
The lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, described EFCC’s motion as an abuse of court process, adding that the court had ordered the EFCC to conduct its investigation within 90 days of freezing the accounts in May, but the commission failed to carry out the investigation within the stipulated time.