The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, adduced reason behind its bid to take possession of two Abuja properties that were linked to wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.
It told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the said properties, registered in the name of Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, a pet project initiated by the former first lady, are currently subjects of money laundering investigations. EFCC insisted that it would be legally improper for the court to hear any counter-application from the former first lady regarding its request for interim forfeiture order on the properties.
Meanwhile, in a counter-motion, Mrs. Jonathan, through her lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, challenged the powers of EFCC to take possesion of assets of her Foundation.
After he had listened to all the parties, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba fixed April 30 for ruling.
Source – Vanguard