The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, will today replace one of the judges on the three-man panel hearing an appeal by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, concerning her seized funds.
Mrs. Jonathan is seeking to stop the permanent forfeiture of $5.7 million and N2,421,953,522.78 to the Federal Government.
The suit, which was assigned to Justices John Ikyeh, Abimbola Obaseki-Adejumo and Abraham Georgewill last July 5, was stalled on July 12, following the withdrawal of an unnamed member of the panel.
Justice Ikyeh, who presided over the appeal, noted that three judges were required to form a quorum before an appeal could be heard.
He adjourned hearing till today.
“One of us is going to recuse himself from this case for personal reasons, so we are not complete. Two of us cannot make a quorum,” Justice Ikyeh said.