Oct 28, 2016

Just In: Buhari In Tears As Judge ‘Abandons’ EFCC’s Case, Over Fear Of Patience Jonathan

 Unable to withstand the over 100 protesters mainly Ijaw women, who stormed the Federal High Court premises in Lagos, Justice Babs Kuewumi, on Wednesday, October 26, had to tactically abandon the case brought forward by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
The women stormed the court premises, chanting songs of protest, calling for the former First Lady’s accounts to be unfrozen.
The Ijaw women, who were dressed in traditional attires, were armed with several placards, with numerous inscriptions.

Some of the inscriptions 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”, and “Women must be heard.”

Some of the women expressed loudly their concern over the enforcement of women’s rights, as well as those of the ex-First Lady.
Immediately after the court rose, they trooped to a vehicle provided by Mrs. Jonathan’s team, chanting songs of solidarity, and boldly displaying their placards.

Recall, that the former First Lady, is demanding the sum of $200 million from the Commission, as damages for infringing on her rights.
When the case was called, Rotimi Oyedepo, announced his appearance for the EFCC, while Granville Abibo (SAN), announced his appearance for Mrs. Jonathan.

Addressing the court, Oyedepo, informed the Judge that the matter was coming up for the first time, adding that, some of the respondents were yet to be served with the court’s processes.
He submitted that the matter was not yet “ripe for hearing”, having been served with the processes on October 19, and was yet to file a response.

Consequently, Justice Kuewumi fixed December 7, for hearing of the case.

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