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Protesters Storm EFCC’s Port Harcourt Office Over Patience Jonathan

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Patience Jonathan Protesters3Some individuals staged a protest at the Port Harcourt office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to demand the unfreezing of former First Lady, Patience Jonathan‘s dollar accounts.

The  group of placard-carrying protesters under the aegis of ‘Coalition of Civil Rights Organisations, Concerned Youths and the Ijaw Nation Worldwide,’ were led by Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, a self acclaimed ambassador.

Some of the placards they carried read: ‘Patience is Innocent’, ‘How Many First Ladies have Been Tried in Nigeria’, ‘Mrs Patience Jonathan Deserves Respect, Stop Embarrassing Her’, ‘EFCC Stop Victimizing Niger Delta People’, ‘EFCC How many corrupt Nigerians have been prosecuted and jailed?’

Sukubo who submitted a letter of protest, said they were in the Commission to express their unhappiness and  what he called the ‘ill-treatment of the former first Lady’.

“We, as coalition of Niger Delta Civil Rights Organisation, Concerned youths and Ijaw Nation World Wide, hereby, demand that the EFCC should stay off Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan, as there is no established legal or political precedent for what EFCC is currently doing to Mrs Patience Jonathan,” he said.

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Sokubo reading the letter of protest

Patience Jonathan herself has sought legal help to unfreeze her  personal accounts and four others owned by companies she controlled by proxy. In all the accounts was found about $31.4 million.

The former First Lady recently instituted an action against the EFCC claiming that the money placed on ‘Post-No-Debit Category’ in the accounts of four companies currently being prosecuted on money laundering charge by the Commission, belonged to her.

Patience Jonathan Protesters

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14 Comments

  1. Agu

    September 24, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Guys you people better go home and stop protesting. whom ever is sending you to protest tell him or her that Patient Jonathan is a criminal she deserve to be in prison..

  2. Mr. Egghead

    September 24, 2016 at 11:21 am

    My people are like children;
    give them bread and they will dance

  3. Tina

    September 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

    This is why poverty is evil, people are willing to sell their souls to the devil

  4. nnenne

    September 24, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I support the fight for corruption but INJUSTICE makes me want to go to war!

  5. Pretty girl

    September 24, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    How much did they give all these ones to come out after she has stolen ur money u are telling them to free her. If u ask some of them why they are protesting they don’t knw oh.

  6. zzzzzzzzz

    September 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    This is what happens when money is in wrong hands.

  7. Ada

    September 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    These groups have always claimed to be marginalised by the federal government, how ironic that they are asking for the unfreezing of Mrs goodluck accounts. Money that she can’t explain how she earned it. When will it dawn on these people that they are their own problems?

  8. Lacey

    September 24, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Until corruption is attacked fairly from Babangida’s era to now,as nobody has the monopoly to steal and walk free, if Turai ,Maryam Abacha and even Aisha Buhari is walking free,then going on with Patience Jonathan is crazy! She built hotel in Bayelsa, so what! If previous leaders who stole left those monies in Nigeria in our economy ,the Nigerian story would not have been this bad! But no these who stole before now took it America and the U.K. to help them run their economies! The day the west will have anti money laws that will not allow stolen monies enter their economies , then I will see them as not corrupt as they have aided corruption for over 30 years!so BN commenters should continue to have selective amnesia!I do not support stealing in anyway !

    • Naijatalk

      September 24, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      are you minding selective activists BN commenters? They call for only the heads of those they perceive can be bullied but cower when you mention the northerners because fear of northern elite in Nigeria is the beginning of Nigerian (faulty) wisdom

    • Moyo

      September 25, 2016 at 4:30 am

      Clap for yourself (in Nkechi’s voice) so if someone steals your car and the police wants to prosecute the person, you will tell them not to do it because they have not done so to other suspects.

  9. smackdown

    September 24, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I wonder if Patience Jonathan gave them iphone 7 to protest

  10. Marlvina

    September 24, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    This is absolutely madness! People have been jinxed.

  11. Niola

    September 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    kai our diversity sometimes is our problem.. why must everything be on ethnic lines, I have no hope in this country …..she stole she should be prosecuted any thief should be in jail….If tinubu’s time. has not come when his time comes jail him too abi

  12. Tolulope

    September 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    What many of these protesters and infact many Nigerians fail to realise is that public officials who steal from us are taking much more than just physical money.
    Looted funds amount to us not having – functional public hospitals, well equiped schools for our children, clean water, good roads, stable electricity e.t.c
    All the things that will put us on the road of becoming a first world nation in the near future.
    For every dime looted by these people, that is one more thing taken from the Nigeria we will leave to our children.
    In a nutshell, the future of the coming generations of our country is being looted – today.
    The earlier we start to view these incidents in this light, the better for us as a nation.

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