Patience Jonathan gives reasons for withdrawing $100,000 cash from her account

*The immediate
ex-President’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan has given details on why she
withdrew some $100,000 cash from her bank account recently
Patience Jonathan gives reasons for withdrawing $100,000 cash from her account
Former First Lady went to withdraw money from her unblocked account
*She however claimed
that the money was meant for medical usage
The Former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan gave reasons
for why she went to the bank to withdraw about $100,000 from her released Skye
Bank account of late.

Daily Trust reported that Dame Jonathan made the explanation
via her lawyer, Barrister Charles Ogboli.
Patience Jonothan insisted that she never wanted to withdraw
all the cash, however just to confirm the bank’s submission to the order of
Her Lawyer said: “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

“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.”
The Barrister Charles Ogboli also stated that there were no issues
experienced by the Patience Jonathan during the withdrawer from her account, maintaining
that she was not under any pressure to pull out all the money.
Ogboli also said that the money was for her medical
He said: “Mrs Jonathan
is a law-abiding citizens and she has not done anything which is ultra vires to
the laws of the land.”
It was reported that Dame Patience Jonathan had on Monday,
April 10, 2017, visited the Skye Bank Plc branch in Maitama area of Abuja to
make some cash transactions on her recently released account on court order.
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