Court rules on violation of Patience Jonathan’s fundamental human rights suit Dec. 8


Abuja – The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Dec. 8 to rule on a breach of fundamental human rights suit filed by Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Jonathan.

EFCC boss Magu and Patience Jonathan

Jonathan is asking the court to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to respect her fundamental rights to privacy, dignity and fair hearing, which she says have been serially violated.

The former first lady is also demanding N2 billion from the EFCC as general damages and compensation for the violation of her fundamental rights.

When the matter was called up on Thursday, counsel to Jonathan, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), told the court that the EFCC had taken it upon itself to be an aggressive persecutor of his client.

According to Adedipe, the EFCC is expected to charge my client to court and not decide single handedly that the houses or funds acquired by…

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