The suit filed by the wife of the former President, Patience Jonathan, challenging a “No Debit Order” placed on some bank accounts came up for mention today at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
The four bank accounts in contention have a combined total of about 9 million dollars.
Justice Chukwujeku Aneke is hearing the matter for the first time after the elevation of the former trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris.
At today’s proceedings, Counsel to patience Jonathan, Ifedayo Adedipe,SAN told Justice Aneke that the matter was to start afresh following Justice Idris elevation.
Justice Aneke agreed to allow parties to align their documents and processes and adjourned the case to May 22.
Patience Jonathan had filed the suit in 2016 to challenge the order placed on four Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank Ltd) accounts harbouring a total of $9.8m. She says the funds belong to her.
Mrs Jonathan is also seeking an order, restraining the EFCC or any other person, from preventing her access to the funds.