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Chanting Solidarity Songs For Patience Jonathan, Former First Lady, Women Storm Court



Women numbering over 100 on Wednesday stormed the federal high court in Lagos, chanting solidarity songs for Patience Jonathan, former first lady.

On September 22, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ordered the freezing of some bank accounts belonging to her.

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

In a fundamental rights suit instituted against the EFCC, the ex-First Lady asked the court to direct the commission to unfreeze her accounts.

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

The women dressed in traditional attire with head gears, chanted songs in Ijaw and English Languages.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards they were wielding 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, Babs Kuewumi, a judge, has fixed December 7 for the hearing of the suit.

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