Barely 24 hours what the Economic and Finacial Crime Commission, withdrew a motion before a Federal High Court Lagos for stay of execution of a judgment which unfreezes the account of a former first lady, Patience Jonathan. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday granted a fresh ex parte application ordering the forfeiture of $5.8M, thereby setting another legal confusion.
The same Justice Mojisola Olatoregun had on April 6 unfreeze the account after Jonathan’s lawyer, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), challenged the propriety of EFCC’s action.
He had challenged the commission for joining her in a suit, which he said, she was not a party to, and urged the court to unfreeze Jonathan’s account.
Dissatisfied with the unfreezing order, EFCC had filed an application for a stay of execution of the order as well as a notice of appeal challenging the judgment.