Senate Orders Banks To Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s Accounts
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, has on Wednesday, ordered two commercial banks to unfreeze some accounts belonging to companies linked to former First Lady Patience Jonathan.
The accounts, domiciled with Zenith Bank, Stanbic IBTC and others, were said to have been frozen on the orders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Chairman of the committee, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, observed that some of the accounts were frozen based on certain administrative lapses.
The committee insisted that there was no due process in closing the accounts.
Officials of the banks who appeared before the Senate panel however said the court order vacating the freezing of the said accounts had not been received by them.
They however promised to reopen the accounts, based on the information made available by the senators.