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The former  First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday forwarded a petition to the House of Representatives, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for “incessantly harassed”.


The petition presented to the House by Rep. Lovette Idisi, (PDP-Delta), the former first lady alleged that she was being “incessantly harassed” by the anti-graft agency.

Mr Idisi said that the wife of former President,Good luck Jonathan is said to be innocent until she proven guilty as stated in Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“This petition is in line with Section 36 of the 199 Constitution, where every citizen of the country is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

“Mr Speaker, the constant harassment of the former first lady is a petition emanating from her which was sent to my office.

‘’With the leave of the house, I seek your permission to lay the petition before the house,” she said.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Petitions by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara.

Patience Jonathan had instituted the fundamental rights suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, claiming the sum of $200m as damages for inconveniences suffered, including Skye bank Plc, and a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Warampo Dudafa as respondents,  Pluto Property Ltd,  Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean company Ltd and Globus Integrated Service Ltd.


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