Court Unfreezes 16 Accounts Belonging To Patience Jonathan

The Federal High Court in Abuja has reversed its order made on May 30, to freeze 16 accounts belonging to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

Justice Binta Nyako withdrew the order on Tuesday on the grounds that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which secured the freezing order, failed to conduct a proper investigation into the case.

The court’s decision followed a move by the counsel to Mrs Jonathan, Mr Mike Ozekhome who asked the court to set aside an ex-parte order filed by the anti-graft agency.

Mr Ozekhome who confirmed this to Channels Television said that the court had ordered the EFCC to conduct its investigation within 90 days of freezing the accounts but that the commission failed to carry out the said investigation within the given period.