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International Criminal Court to Probe Patience Jonathan



Dame Patience Jonathan - April 2014 - 01

Last week, BN brought you the news that the All Progressive Congress’ (APC) presidential campaign organisation reported First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan to the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to some purported inflammatory statements she made during a PDP campaign in Calabar.

Although Femi Fani-Kayode, expressed that there was no legal basis for the First Lady to be reported, the ICC has announced that it will probe Patience Jonathan.

According to Punch, ICC made the announcement via an e-mail written to one of their correspondents.

The report further states that ICC stated that “the court would take all the necessary steps, which will likely include interrogating the President’s wife and others mentioned in the petition of the APC.”

Here are excerpts from the purported e-mail Punch received, as published on their website:

Under Article 15 of the Rome Statue, the Prosecutor of the ICC may receive information on crimes within the jurisdiction on the Court (also called ‘Communication’).

With regards to your enquiry, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court can confirm receipt of the communication referred to since the sender (APC) has made this fact public in the media…

The office will give consideration to this communication, as appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court, as it does with all such communications.


  1. bruno

    March 17, 2015 at 9:27 am

    of all the political criminals we have in nigeria, it is mama peace the ICC decided to probe?

    something in the milk is not clean.

    • anonymous

      March 17, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Bruno dear, we decided to build the 3 mega refineries under construction with the Chinese, Why won’t USA be anti-Jonathan? you know all International organizations are their puppets.

      But while their probing can someone please probe Buhari for all the statements he made which incited people to kill Corpers at the time. At least his own led to massacre our future leaders while all Mama peace could stir was some memes and a good laugh.

    • anonymous

      March 17, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      I actually like it when people comment factually, Nigerians and the international committee are biased. Buhari”s statements caused soo many deaths of innocent citizens and no one bothered to probe him, all of a sudden preferential justice is to be taken against Dame Patience. Pls lets be true ourselves Buhari should be the starting point!

    • Anon

      March 17, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Well, did anyone report Buhari to the ICC? You can’t expect the ICC to come and be poking nose where nobody called them nau.

    • Uyi

      March 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      You could be the someone for all you know…?

    • Steve

      March 18, 2015 at 1:43 am

      Have you wondered why no one has reported Buhari to ICC even PDP that’s looking for all means to bring him down.. They didn’t see that as a good option. An idiom and a call to action are two different thinks and I am sure ya’ll are aware which one our First Lady went with.

    • Uyi

      March 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Have you Mr. Bruno reported anyone to ICC and they didn’t probe them before now? Please try and be civil

    • Sunshine

      March 17, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      Go get educated in ICC policy. Its easy to read on their website . Its a no brainer and quit running your mouth.

    • Marlvina

      March 19, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Well, at least someone made a bold step to the ICC…

  2. Watching

    March 17, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Thank you bruno. Which of them hasn’t made inflamatory statements? The ones Buhari made weren’t inflamatory abi? Its all over youtube. Why wasn’t he cautioned? POTS CALLING KETTLE BLACK. This election will indeed be interesting

    • Sunshine

      March 17, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      You have to make a formalcomplaint with ICC and stop sounding ignorant.


    March 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

    And they never probe Buhari for statement he made in 2011 that killed thousands of Nigerians. Bullshits. We give room to rubbish. Slave trade never cease!!

  4. tee

    March 17, 2015 at 9:47 am

    They just need to caution her bruno…………..the things that come out of her mouth daily is not proper. Kilode!!!!!!!!!!

  5. MOM

    March 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

    if that is their strategy the APC IS A FALIURE.

  6. MOM

    March 17, 2015 at 9:59 am


    • Mo

      March 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

      I’m sure you will blame auto correct!

    • mz_daniels

      March 17, 2015 at 10:18 am

      issokay dear, we know you’re trying to say ‘FAILURE’ and yes, I agree with you

    • chydee

      March 17, 2015 at 10:20 am

      The “FAILURE” to still get the spelling right. Lol

    • Opsy

      March 17, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      You still can’t spell it properly… Pick up a dictionary hun!!!
      Clueless follower… like leader, like follower!!!

  7. Ebony

    March 17, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Lol, really?
    Of all of Nigeria’s known and unknown criminals?

  8. Tomatoes

    March 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

    FALIURE, FAILIURE….odiegwu……..2 times FAILURE for APC or even more sef.


    March 17, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Where is Femi Fani-Kayode the local Nigerian lawyer to stop the ICC from interrogating the First Lady now. Femi is not aware of the existence of article 15 of Rome statue. Well, well, well, all that bad legal advices you and others like you gave the half educated, No good English First Lady of Nigeria has back fired on her. Soon she will realise the world is a small place. She has no place to hide from prosecution by ICC. If she didn’t stop making those inflammatory statements. Her husband needs to cut loose those bad advisers arround her. Put her mouth under lock and keys at all times to prevent her from uttering those inflammatory statements. It’s not cumpulsory for her husband to stay in office for eight years. She and her husband needs to thank God for the opportunity given to them to serve Nigeria as president and First Lady for the past six years. The presidency is not their family property. At the end of the day, if the election result showed that president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has lost the election to General Buhari, he should accept the outcome of the election result. Congratulate General Mohammed Buhari immediately. Be a gallant looser, and not a sore looser. A word is enough for the wise. I ‘ m just saying.

    • Changing Faces

      March 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      There’s a difference between investigating and interrogating! I’m sure you’re mistaking ICC for naija police…

    • anonymous

      March 17, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      What you just said is arrant nonsense! How many deaths has the so called inflammatory statements she made caused? Yes she doesn’t caution or season her words but has she said worse things than the “holyBuhari”? Buhari the so called disciplinarian should be disciplined for his statements which caused people their lives over NOTHING!!! Did Buhari accept his loss gracefully the last time, didn’t people die due to his unruly statements? who has probed him? Begin with Buhari, only then would we know its justice speaking.

    • papermoon

      March 17, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      We don’t have to wait for a Nigerian “Rwanda” before taking action. Now, the world takes threats and inciting violence seriouly. If u know anyone doing that, report them. Don’t wait for people to start killing each other…….. And don’t justify it because some other person did it and no one said anything.

  10. @edDREAMZ

    March 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

    This mama peace don really find trouble too much….

  11. ify

    March 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

    ICC, nonsense, start the probe from Buhari, then Lai Mohammed and Tinubu, before we can listen to you

  12. Dom!!!!

    March 17, 2015 at 10:53 am


  13. minkA

    March 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

    ICC my BomboM! Were they DEAF when that GRANNY made that inflammatory statement that he will make this country ungovernable for GEJ?
    A.P.s*it just know it that it’s not he who first call the police that wins a case oo. [group of GreatGrandFathers]

    • molarah

      March 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      ermmm…that statement was made by a northern governor, not Buhari. Fact check please.

  14. Omolade

    March 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

    @Ify, wats ICC gon probe all u mentioned for? If report is not made ICC won’t probe. So u can do Ur sef a favour nd report em for wat Eva u fink dey need to b probed for.

  15. Truth Teller

    March 17, 2015 at 11:16 am

    What of people like Tompolo and Asari that made death threats on Nigerians if GEJ doesn’t come back to power?

  16. ChiChiChilolo

    March 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

    But seriously this woman na fine woman sha. Probe! Probe! Probe! Ndi mmadu sha! A case of priority that has been misplaced, I pray it is found.


    March 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Thank you oh! Please lets get the story straight. The ICC is probing based on reports made. If PDP and the likes feel they have a case relating to the statements made by APC and its goons then they should also file a complaint. But every time Patience opens her mouth we feel the bile, disgust and dislike she has for the opposition and its leaders. By his Grace this election will not be violent oh!

    • tunmi

      March 17, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      No complaining witness, no investigation. Nothing stops you from reporting Buhari and co to the ICC

  18. NG

    March 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Good move. Lets test the waters. Mama Peace own don too much. Please lets start the reporting to ICC- both present and past statements. GMB is next please.

  19. Missy J

    March 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Lol you pro Mama peace’s utterances shouldn’t burst your carotid artery oh. But APC is harsh oh so after Mama Peace’s subtle apology abi denial they still went ahead to press the charges. Not fair oh.
    All you asking of Buhari and co. Did you take their case to ICC? Or you think ICC are that jobless to sit and start probing Nigerian politicians? APC felt the First lady should be probed for her utterances, if you feel Buhari and co. have uttered provocative speeches then do well to present his case to ICC.
    Lol someone said its because America is against GEJ …I can’t deal.

  20. Beeeee

    March 17, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Gosh I love my First Lady…

  21. adaeze

    March 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    imagine! hypocrites! PDP better start their own probe of Buhari’s statements of dog and baboon and all that…

  22. i sabi

    March 17, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    that is a fat lie, ICC will never contact punch as regards such. it is called International Criminal Court, it deals with State parties not individuals or media organization s like punch. so sad, the crop of politicized, greedy and unprofessional journalist and media houses that we have.

  23. whatwillbewillbe

    March 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I may be mistaken, but didn’t i read somewhere that GMB was dragged to ICC? I think it was by some foreign lawyers: I can’t really remember. The point though is GMB has been reported to ICC as regards his statements and the fallout of the 2011 elections.

  24. Meeee

    March 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    This is obviously a lie. The ICC cannot probe the President’s wife until her actions have led to genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity. And why would an International Court email Punch Newspaper? Why are these people telling lies like this? Ridiculous! Nigerians are being lied to left, right and center! Shame on Nigerian Journalists for consistently lying to Nigerians and supporting politicians for money.

  25. nnenne

    March 18, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Gender Discrimination. Period!
    APC wants the women to stay in the kitchen. Be seen and not heard.

  26. Ovadje

    March 18, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Because, unlike your Nigerian ogas, the ICC responds to press inquiries.

  27. Marlvina

    March 19, 2015 at 1:24 am


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