Patience Jonathan alleges harassment, seeks Reps intervention

Dame Patience Jonathan
Dame Patience Jonathan

Nigeria’s former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Thursday alleged harassment of her family by security agencies and sought the intervention of the House of Representatives.

In a petition to the house, Mrs. Jonathan urged the Federal Government to call the agencies to order.

The petition was presented at the House’s plenary by the lawmaker representing Okrika Constituency of Rivers, Bright Tamuno.

Presenting the document, Mr. Tamuno urged the house to wade into the matter in consideration of the “sacrifices” her husband, former President Goodluck Jonathan, for the country.

According to him, no former first lady has been harassed as Mrs. Jonathan has been.

In the petition, Mrs. Jonathan alleged that the harassment was being orchestrated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and other agencies of the Federal Government.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, referred the petition to the Committee on Public Petitions for further legislative action.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the former first lady had petitioned the House on a similar in December, 2016. (NAN)


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  • Owejah

    “According to him, no former first lady has been harassed as Mrs. Jonathan has been.” Any former first lady dey wey chop money like her?

    • musa aliyu

      I tire!

  • Shahokaya

    I pity this woman, I don’t know why they want to rob her of the money she inherited from her mother who made the money selling Bole and roasted fish on the streets of Port Harcourt.

    • musa aliyu

      Ha,ha,ha!!! I for don start to dey sell bole now, now, so I can be dat fortunate!

  • Akin Adedotun

    No previous First lady dipped her hands into Naija Cooky jar before….And with so much properties in 6 years likewise Subsidy was never abused and of so much interest to any previous occupier of her position….

  • princegab

    1st lady? I think na devil gave us this one.

    • Frank Bassey

      You are already battling with the Devil that Devil gave to you from Katisina.

  • Frank Bassey

    Don’t just worry. They will fail like pack of the card. God and Nemesis is already taking care of them; if they like, let them run to Fifi Island for medical help.