Patience Jonathan Sues EFCC For N2bn Over Alleged Harassment
Wife of immediate past President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to court for the violation of her fundamental rights.
In the N2bn suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Jonathan alleged that the EFCC has incessantly harassed her through negative media publications, denigrating and degrading her person as corrupt, without any invitation, trial or conviction by a court.
She wants the court to declare that the said harassment is a violation of her rights under section 37 of the 1999 Constitution.
She is also seeking a declaration that the “indiscriminate” freezing of her bank accounts and those of her relatives by the EFCC under the guise of investigation of proceeds of crime, without any invitation or interrogation by the respondent is a violation of her rights to own property and to fair hearing guaranteed under sections 44 and 36(1) of the 1999 Constitution.
The case has been assigned to Justice John Tsoho and will come up on November 16, 2017, for hearing.