Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan on Monday visited he Maitama branch of the Skye Bank in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.Less than one week after her 6 million dollars was recently unfrozen by a court order.
Patience Jonathan was at the bank until 4pm but declined to speak to reporters who approached her.
Mrs Jonathan was said to have had a brief meeting with the Executive Director of Skye Bank.Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, last Thuraday, ordered that her domiciliary account of be unfrozen because she was not a party to the initial case that led to the freezing of the account.
The account had hitherto been frozen by the same court following an affidavit in support of Ex-parte originating summons sworn to by an EFCC operative, Abdulahi Tukur, and filed before the court by EFCC prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo.
However, the court reversed the initial freezing order sequel to an application argued by her (Patience’s) legal team which is led by Adedayo Adedipe (SAN).
Adedipe urged the court to unfreeze the account on the ground that Patience Jonathan was not a party in the suit leading to the order made by the court.
Adedipe while citing judicial authorities contended that the order was an abuse of court process as the court has no jurisdiction to make an order against a party that is not a party in a suit filed before the court.
The EFCC did not file any response to the application filed by Adedipe seeking to discharge the order.
Based on the submission which the court admitted and upheld, Justice Olatoregun discharged the initial order freezing the account.