Talk about questionable money! I wonder the nerves of steel this woman must have.
Former First lady Patience Jonathan, has allegedly told a court that the sum of $31.4 million involved in an alleged fraud case before a Federal High Court in Lagos, that was frozen, belongs to her.
She claims the stolen money is actually hers. According to Guardian, counsel to the first defendant in charge with case number FHC/337C/16, Gboyega Oduwole, informed the court that Patience Jonathan filed a fundamental application against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), claiming ownership of the money.
Other prominent people involved in the multi-billion naira fraud have been arrested.
A fellowship of thieves and liars. The EFCC had taken former presidential aide, Amajuoyi Azubike Briggs, former Skye Bank official, Damola Bolodeoku, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited to court in an alleged $31.4 million fraud involving the companies without addresses.
She boldly made a request to the court, without fear that she might be directly implicated.
She insisted that the court declare the money as hers. The former First lady allegedly asked the court to make an order for the enforcement of her fundamental rights, in terms of reliefs she sought, and naming as defendants, the EFCC and Skye Bank Plc.
The former first lady asked the court to make a declaration that the fund standing to the credit of four of the companies and an account in her own name in Skye Bank belonged to her. She also asked the court to declare that the action of the respondents in placing a No Debit/Freezing Order on the said accounts without any order of a competent court of law or prior notice to her, to be in breach of her fundamental rights as contained in the Nigerian constitution.
I wonder how she's going to pull this off.