The case brought by Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan and her group Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance against a civil society group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) was yesterday struck out by the Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos.
Mrs Jonathan’s lawyers at the hearing of the case yesterday informed the court that they want to withdraw the case. Hon.
Justice C.M.A Olatoregun while striking out the case, awarded the sum of N25,000 as cost to SERAP.
Five companies last September 15 pleaded guilty to laundering $15,591,700 (about N5billion) when they were arraigned.
They are: Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd (represented by Friday Davis), Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd (represented by Agbor Baro), Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Ltd (represented by Dioghowori Frederick) and Avalon Global Property Development Ltd (represented by Taiwo Ebenezer)