The EFCC have been issued a 14 days grace by the lawyers of Patience Jonathan to release her withheld funds or face a N5bn suit.
According to a report by Vanguard Newspapers, First Law Associates, solicitors to the former First Lady, issued the 14 days notice of grace on Monday, September 20, 2016.
Timipa Okponipere, Senior Partner, First Law Associates, who wrote to the EFCC threatened to go all out and institute an action at the African Commission on Human Rights at the Gambia demanding N5 billion in exemplary and punitive damages.
Okponipere wrote: "We shall file an action at the African Commission on Human Rights at the Gambia demanding N5 billion in exemplary and punitive damages.”
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Continuing, First Law Associates wrote: “There is no established legal or political precedent for what the EFCC is currently doing to our client. How many former First Ladies in Nigeria have received the Patience Goodluck Jonathan Treatment (PGJT) to have warranted the EFCC to engage in the effrontery to freeze our client’s accounts and subject her to public opprobrium, ridicule and disgrace? This nonsense must stop forthwith."
The EFCC had frozen some Skye Bank accounts belonging to Mrs Jonathan over a money laundering investigation involving former aides of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.