The supreme court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja today upheld an order interim forfeiture passed by a Federal high court in connection to a sum of money $8.4 million which was reportedly traced to a former first lady, Patience Dame Jonathan.
The apex court in its ruling also directed the former first lady to go back to the Federal high court with an explanation regarding why the funds should not be permanently forfeited to the federal government.
The ruling by the Supreme court has already gotten Nigerians reacting on social media.
….Supreme Court affirms interim forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m…………………………………ME; abeg where did she see such money? Buying and selling or importing or exporting???????
— Dapo Aruwajoye (@D_Aruwajoye) March 8, 2019
The Supreme Court has just asked Patience Jonathan to forget about the $8.4m (N3.02bn) that she wants to retrieve..that it belongs to the people of Nigeria.
Me in Patience's voice ~ Diaris Goduoooo😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/cO3HE07AWq
— Mr Fury (@LordLakeside) March 8, 2019
Govt seizes Patience Jonathan's $8.4m on suspicion of crime, you are applauding.
When SARS arrests you on your way back from a nightclub, detains you for months on suspicion of cultism or prostitution, will you also applaud?
Las las na we all go use our 2 eyes see am
— Free Leah & Others (@tarugu) March 8, 2019