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Patience Jonathan: Ijaw Youths Accuse EFCC Of Humiliation

Patience Jonathan
Posted: Sep 23, 2016 at 3:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ijaw youths on Thursday accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of deliberately executing a planned witch-hunt against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience.
The youths said it was “unacceptable, immoral and illegal” to place the former first family on media trial without following due process.

The angry youths under the aegis of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, said it was unfortunate that the EFCC could not learn from the fallout of the way it handled the case of former ex-militant leader, Government Ekpuompolo, alias Tomoplo.

Speaking in Yenagoa, the President of IYC, Mr. Udens Eradiri, said the EFCC’s indiscreet media trial of Tompolo led to the crisis in the Niger Delta that plunged the country into the current economic mess.

Eradiri explained that Jonathan’s wife like most former First Ladies made her money from gifts and gratifications insisting that there was no law against such gestures.

He said: “First Ladies in Nigeria do not do any work. A woman naturally attracts a lot of gifts from men let alone a First Lady who has the power to recommend you for something.

“They receive a lot of thank you and gratifications because most cases they recommend people who come back to thank them. Even when they do not recommend, people go and say good morning with a million dollar. It did not start with Patience Jonathan.