Like the village drum beat that can’t stop unless the drummer dies, the fate of former First-lady Dame Patience Jonathan as regards her accessing her controversial $5.9m account with Skye Bank seemed to be on the yo-yo trend.
That is because the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has gotten another court order to freeze the said bank account.
The new freezing order was approved on Wednesday by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
A happy couple: Goodluck Jonathan and EFCC troubled wife, Patience
This is coming barely 24 hours after the court had given Patience unfettered access to the seized funds.
The desire to stop Mrs Jonathan from accessing the account may not be unconnected with an appeal filled by the EFCC to squash the order of unfreezing by the same court.
The EFCC, which was displeased, had immediately gone on appeal and also filed an application seeking a stay of execution of the freezing order pending the outcome of the appeal.
Apart from the Skye Bank account with $5.9m, the EFCC also prayed the court to freeze an Ecobank account, with a balance of N2.4bn, which was opened in the name of one La Wari Furniture and Bath Limited. The money also belonged to Mrs. Jonathan.