Youths protest in Enugu, storm EFCC office over Dame Jonathan

By Obinna Achi, Enugu

Youths took to the streets of Enugu to protect on-going probe of former Nigeria First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

Led by the coordinator, Concerned Igbo Youths, Comrade Victor Ezenagu, they stated that the probe, was a calculated plot to humiliate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

They moved straight to the Enugu office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), where they submitted a petition to the South-East zonal head of the commission, Mr. Johnson Babalola.

In the petition the youths said, “While we salute the commitment of the present administration towards fighting corruption in the country, we, however, express our disaffection in the manner the war is being prosecuted by the commission under your watch.

“Some of the actions of the commission in recent time leaves no one in doubt that certain persons have clearly being singled out to be humiliated.

“A case in point is that of former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC. We see the freezing of her personal account and on-going prosecution as an attempt to discredit former President Goodluck Jonathan.

“It is quite condemnable that having sacrificed his ambition for the sake of Nigeria’s future, Jonathan’s family is being visited with such cruelty from the commission.

“We say this because Mrs. Jonathan is not the first person to have occupied the office of First Lady in Nigeria. Yet, none of the other former occupants of that office is under probe, let alone trial.”

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