By Akinwande Onadeko

The former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan filed a petition against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which was received by the House of Representatives.



The petition presented to the house by Rep. Lovette Idisi reported that the former first lady alleged that she was incessantly harassed by the commission. Idisi commented that the ex-first lady was innocent unless proven otherwise as stated in Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The Speaker, Mr.Yakubu Dogara referred it to the committee on Public Petitions.

Jonathan had instituted the fundamental rights suit against the commission, demanding 200 million dollars as damages for inconveniences suffered.

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