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Women numbering over 100 on Wednesday stormed the Federal High Court in Lagos, chanting solidarity songs on the freezing order placed on the bank accounts of ex-First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on September 22 ordered the freezing of some bank accounts belonging to Jonathan.

The Commission had said the action was due to the ongoing investigation into the alleged money laundering charge preferred against her.

Meanwhile, Jonathan in a fundamental rights suit instituted against the EFCC, is asking for a court order, directing the unfreezing of her accounts.

She is also claiming the sum of 200 million dollars against the commission as damages for allegedly infringing on her fundamental rights.

On Wednesday, women numbering over 100, who dressed in traditional attire with head gears, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court in Lagos to protest the freezing order.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the placard-carrying women, chanted songs in Ijaw and English Languages.

Some of the inscriptions read: “Ijaw people are in solidarity with Jonathan”, “Unfreeze ex-President Jonathan’s wife’s account”, “We urge EFCC to abide by the rule of law”, “Women must be heard.”

Immediately after the court rose, the women trooped in their numbers toward a vehicle belonging to the EFCC, chanting solidarity songs.

Meanwhile, Justice Babs Kuewumi has fixed December 7 for the hearing of the suit.


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6 Comments
  • Chukwu

    Who doesn’t know the so called supporters were her partners, colleagues and apologists in lootings.

    • Bako

      So what happened to Turai’s embezzlement

      • Chukwu

        Ask EFCC

  • TheEAGLE_EYE

    Dear chukwu, you’ll do better if u can keep quiet on issues such as this..

  • marc umeh

    Why were they not interviewed to see what their thinking is.? This is not a popularity contest.

  • infinity2020

    Nigerians !!!! where do we go from here? Look at our mothers in the streets supporting looting and money laundering? When i looked at the crowd i saw hungry looking rented people. I am sure some of patience house boys and maid servants are in the crowd. She can afford to rent more than 2000 protesters from the undetected loot. Nigerians are really suffering from a chronic Stockholm syndrome !!!!!. Political illiteracy rate in Nigeria is 5% .Most of these crooks knows and they are taking advantage. Patience account must remain frozen until patience excess weight of 400 lbs come down to 170 lbs . The deyamification must start now !!!!.