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Patience Jonathan writes Reps to save her from EFCC’s harassment

08 December 2016, 11:31

Abuja - Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Wednesday sought the protection of the House of Representatives against alleged harassment by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Punch reports.

The former President’s wife laid a petition before the House in Abuja, complaining that her fundamental human rights were infringed upon by the anti-graft agency.

A Peoples Democratic Party member of the House from Delta State, Lovette Idisi, had submitted the petition on behalf of Jonathan’s wife.

However, he told members that the document was signed by youth groups from six ethnic groups in the country.

 The youth groups were the Ijaw Youth Council; Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council; Ndokwa Youth Council; Arewa Consultative Forum; Yoruba Youth Council; and the Middle Belt Youth Council.

Idisi, while conveying the complaints of Jonathan to the House, said under the Nigerian constitution, mere allegations did not amount to guilt until a proper conviction by a competent court of law.

The anti-graft agency had earlier disclosed that Former First Lady Patience Jonathan would be jailed if found guilty of the money laundering charges against her according to News24.

The chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu said Patience Jonathan would be investigated for the $15 591 700 she claimed belonged to her.

- News 24

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