Former Nigerian First Lady, Patience Jonathan was reportedly blocked by Skye bank from accessing her bank account which was unfrozen recently.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun at the Federal High Court in Lagos had issued an order unfreezing Mrs. Jonathan’s account in the Skye Bank, which contains $5.8million last Thursday.
According to reports, Mrs. Jonathan, went with her aides to Skye bank, Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, the 10th of April 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.
The Nation reports that a source from the bank told them Mrs. Jonathan met with an Executive Director of the bank, insisting that she had to withdraw from the unfrozen account but the bank could not honour her.
The source added that she came around 11am and left some minutes after 4pm.
Another source at the EFCC said that 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.
“Considering our findings, we can safely conclude that a prima facie case of conspiracy to retain proceeds of unlawful activities, retention of the proceeds of unlawful activities, money laundering, contrary to Section 15(3) and 18(a) of the Money Laundering ( Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and forgery, contrary to Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap M17, Laws of the Federation, 2004 have been established against the ex-First Lady and others,” the source said.