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Patience Jonathan Withdrew $100,000 From Her Skye Bank

Patience Jonathan yesterday said she withdrew $100,000 from her unblocked Skye Bank account for medical treatment and that she had intention of withdrawing $5million but the bank could not give her due to lack of funds.

The former First Lady, speaking through her solicitor, Barrister Charles Ogboli, said she withdraw some of the money in her account to ensure the bank’s compliance ofy the court order. 

“She wanted to withdraw $5 million on Friday but unfortunately there was no funds and they (the bank) pleaded with her that she can withdraw $100,000 in order to comply with the order of court. They have complied fully with the order of court,” he said. 

“Therefore the Notice of Appeal (by the EFCC) came late. The Notice and Stay of Execution is a mere application. And we are talking of court order. Appeal has not been entered yet; records have not been transferred from the lower court to the Court of Appeal. In the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, by mere fact that you have an appeal against a proceeding, it does not stop the trial from going on. That was what they were acting upon. 

“Unfortunately for them, the order has been executed. Even when you move the motion it is an exercise in futility. So we are going to court to respond to whatever they filed. The issue is that she went to the bank and applied and account was debited with $100,000. There were no challenges as to withdrawal from her account. She was not in any pressure to withdraw all the money, after all the money was there. But this is just for her medical treatment and all that.

“I wonder why some print media will be publishing things that are not within their knowledge or facts. Mrs Jonathan is a law-abiding citizens and she has not done anything which is ultra vires to the laws of the land,” he added. 

17 comments:

  1. As long as she is involved it is news worthy

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  2. This country sef such huge amount with hard currency hold by one person and jet the Efcc is barking without biting! Hmmm God help the poor

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  3. They can't do shit,all d northern guys with big loot. Where did they get their money from. God punusg them

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  4. $5,000,000=00 what is the source of this fund.

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  5. Oladimeji Seun12 April, 2017 15:08

    Am tired of all this.

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  6. The case is contradicting , Olu I thought you said efcc barred her from making withdrawals.

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  7. 5000,000 dollars for medicals, is she suffering from ebola?

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