Patience Jonathan Files Rights Enforcement Suit Against EFCC, Demands N2bn For Damages


Nigeria’s former First Lady Patience Jonathan has filed a N2 billion rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mrs Jonathan filed the suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.

She is praying for an order for general damages and compensation in the sum of N2 billion against the EFCC for the violation of her fundamental rights.

Mrs Jonathan alleged that the anti-graft agency has severally 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.

Mrs Jonathan further asked for “an order of court restraining the EFCC or any person acting on its behalf from further violating” her fundamental rights.

The case has been assigned to Justice John Tsoho and will come up on 16 November, 2017, for hearing.

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