Former Nigerian First lady, Patience Jonathan will now have free access to her $5.9 million.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday has restored the access to her. The anti-graft agency had applied for a stay of execution of a court order which unfroze the Skye Bank account where the money is deposited. The agency made the application after a Lagos Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered that the former First Lady and wife of erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan’s account be unfrozen.
On Tuesday, a counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the commission had changed its mind about appealing the unfreezing order and was withdrawing its earlier application on stay of execution.Patience’s lawyer, Ifedayo Adedipe, confirming the development, told Justice Olatoregun that the EFCC’s counsel had served him with the EFCC’s application to withdraw its application for stay of proceedings.