Lagos - Some group of protesters on Tuesday stormed the Federal High Court Lagos to protest against what they described as the media trial of Patience Jonathan, a former first lady of Nigeria, reports Daily Trust.
The protesters, who called themselves Association of Media Professionals Against Corruption and Instability stormed the court at the time the court was sitting on the matter involving a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.
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Dudafa is being arraigned before Justice Babs Kuawumi over 17 counts charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Dudafa according to News 24 is also facing another charge over alleged $15m fraud.
The former First Lady has laid claims to the $15m.
The protesters who stormed the court around 11am carried various placards with inscriptions like: “EFCC stop the trial or ordeal on Patience Jonathan”, “Buhari, EFCC, your style of anti-corruption war is chasing away investors”, “stop witch hunting Patience Jonathan”, among others.
Leader of the protesters, Igho Akeregha, said the group supports the anti-corruption campaign of the present administration under the condition that the president will probe past leaders.
- News 24