Nigerians have taken to social media to react reports that justice Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of billions of naira and millions of dollars traced to a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
The court ordered that the monies $3.65m, $4.7m, N1.81bn, N226.38m, N1.09bn, N39.42m, N7.22m, N55.94m, N174.17m, N858.93m, N1.81bn, N1.1bn, N317.40m, N1.90bn and $429.3m traced to the former First Lady be forfeited to the federal government.
Since the news broke on Monday, many Nigerians have taken to different social media platforms especially Twitter to air their displeasure at the number of public funds that have been traced to the ex-first lady.
See reactions below
Patience Jonathan is a woman I respect, she has shown us that what a man can do a woman can do better. pic.twitter.com/bA0Tvnrjht
— Chief DADDY (@David__Edu) July 1, 2019
Mike Ozekhome is the leading defence counsel in patience Jonathan's stealing spree. What does the rogue lawyer has to explain to the gullibles on the street? Anything fraud in Nigeria, Ozekhome must defend!
— Olufaithy 3455 (@adisaomobale) July 1, 2019
Dear Patience Jonathan..
May God visit you with his anger..
You stole 171.35BN and you claim to be a mother..
I have said it time without number that Goodluck Jonathan is the most useless president Nigeria has ever had.
In case you want to argue with me, your father!
— king Henry (@Henribankz) July 1, 2019
Patience Jonathan was wife of the President for only 5 years. 10 billion naira + $8.4m is a lot of money. Could have invested this money in 5 Universities and we’d see noticeable change. Come on.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) July 1, 2019