A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the freezing of Ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s questionable multiple accounts.
One of the accounts, domiciled with Skye Bank plc, has a balance of $5,316.66.
It requested the court to urgently direct the managers of the bank accounts contained in the schedule filed with the summons (FHC/L/CS/1343/16) to, in the interim, forfeit the money in the accounts, to prevent further tampering with such.
Also affected by the order are five companies -Finchley Top Homes Limited, Aribawa Aruera, Magel Resort Limited, AM – PM Global Network Limited Pansy Oil and Gas Limited.
Finchley Top Homes Limited is alleged to have fraudulently open account number 1102001996 domiciled with Ecobank Plc and has a current balance of N226,376,700.23 and a fixed deposit with a balance of N1,099,511,484.88.
The company also operates two other accounts (1011744356) in Zenith Bank, which has a balance of N858,923,982, and 0024351590 with Diamond Bank and has a balance of N174,166,207.00.
AM-PM Global Network Limited opened account number 0026718889 at Diamond Bank and has a balance of N7,213,303.50.
The account opened by Pansy Oil and Gas Limited at Fidelity Bank (4011019577) has a current balance of N1,809,666,494.68, while that at Diamond Bank (0026838491) has a balance of N55,930,024.50.
Also affected is one Esther Oba who has a balance of $429,381.87 in her account while the companies collectively havea balances totaling N7,418,829,290.94 (seven billion four hundred and eighteen million eight hundred and twenty nine thousand two hundred and ninety naira ninety four kobo) in six commercial banks.
Esther Oba was found to have opened account number 0019213689 with Diamond Bank and has a current balance of $429,381.87. The EFCC said it carried out analyses after receiving an intelligence report, which showed that the accounts ought to be investigated.