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.