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)

Advertisement

PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...



NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.