Tuesday, 19 September 2017

REPS ORDER BANKS TO UNBLOCK PATIENCE JONATHAN’S ACCOUNTS

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has directed six commercial banks to free accounts operated by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, PremiumTimes reports.
The committee chaired by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP), gave the directive on Tuesday in Abuja at a hearing on a petition by Mrs. Jonathan. The affected banks are Union Bank, First Bank, EcoBank, Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank and Skye Bank.
EFCC had directed the banks to freeze the accounts over allegations of corruption in the sources of the funds. But, the committee deplored the action, saying the bank could only take such decision if EFCC proved that it had obtained a court order to that effect.
The committee has given Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC acting Chairman, up to October 4 to appear before it or have arrest warrant issued against him.

Source instablog9ja.com