Former ex_First Lady was denied access to her unfrozen bank account.

Former First Lady Patience Jonathan was blocked from accessing her unfrozen bank account.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High court in Lagos had last Thursday issued an order unfreezing Mrs Jonathan,s account in the Skye Bank.

On Monday, April 10, Mrs Jonathan , and her aides went to the Skye bank’s Maitama, Abuja , branch to withdraw from the account, but she was not granted access on the ground that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained a stay of execution of the court order.

A source at the bank, said Mrs Jonathan had a meeting with an Executive Director of the bank, insisting that she had to withdraw from the account.

The source was quoted as saying:  “Her entry created a scene because she said the cash was her entitlement but we told her the account was still in dispute because of a pending appeal.

Another source at the EFCC said the agency “recieved intelligence report that the ex_First Lady went to Skye Bank Plc to access her account, but the bank disallowed her because of a pending appeal.”

“We are determined to pursue this matter to a logical conclusion. Our position is that the account should remain frozen in line with our mandate.

 

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