Patience Jonathan Withdraws $100,000 From Her Unfrozen Account
Former first lady, Patience Jonathan has successfully withdrawn the sum of $100, 000 from her unfrozen Skye Bank Account.
She made the withdrawal on Tuesday, according to her solicitor, Barrister Charles Ogboli, despite the appeal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Ogboli said that the first lady wanted to withdraw $5 million but the bank pleaded that she should take $100, 000 because it lacked enough funds to pay Mrs. Jonathan.
The lawyer added that the bank had complied with the court ruling, which asked it to unfreeze the first lady account last week.
Meanwhile the EFCC had appealed the judgment and filed for stay of execution, which according to Ogboli was a mere application that would not stop the bank from releasing the money.
He stated that the notice of appeal from EFCC actually came late and that he would be ready to be in court to challenge it.
“Appeal has not been entered yet; records have not been transferred from the lower court to the Court of Appeal,” he said.
The solicitor to Jonathan said that her client was not pressured to withdraw all her monies as she was in bank to get certain some and could not get all her request.
He explained that the $100, 000 withdrawn was meant to take care of the medical expenses of the former first lady.
“She will still withdraw more money as the need arises to do so,” Ogboli stated.