Senate Summons Magu, Seven Bank MDs Over Freezing Of Patience Jonathan’s Account
The Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions Monday summoned the Managing Directors of seven banks over the freezing of the accounts of the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
The Committee also invited the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, over the same issue. The banks whose MDs were invited by the committee included Zenith Bank , First Bank, Ecobank, Fidelity, Stanbic- IBTC , Diamond and Skye Banks.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, gave the order at a sitting of his committee Monday at the hearing of a petition by the former First Lady.
The petition brought on behalf of Mrs. Jonathan by Granville Abibo (SAN) the former First Lady claimed that the EFCC and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,( NDLEA) have at different times ” unleashed terror, dehumanizing, degrading and despicable treatment on her and her blood relations without justification.”
The committee was told that the accounts in which the former first lady’s funds are trapped include that of companies Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development Investment Company and Transocean Property and Investment Ltd.