Nigeria's former First Lady, Mrs Patience
Jonathan, on Thursday alleged harassment of
her family by security agencies and sought
House of Representatives intervention.
In a petition to the Lower Chamber, Jonathan
urged the Federal Government to call the
agencies to order.
The petition was presented at the House's
plenary by the lawmaker representing Okrika
Constituency of Rivers, Rep. Bright Tamuno.
Presenting the document, Tamuno urged the
house to wade into the matter in consideration of the sacrifices her husband, former President Goodluck Jonathan, made for the country.
According to him, no former first lady has
been harassed like this before, and in view of
the sacrifices that her husband has made for
the country, the house should consider and
call the security agencies to order.
In the petition, Jonathan alleged that the
harassment was being orchestrated by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC), the National Drug Law Enforcement
Agency (NDLEA) and other agencies of the
The Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, referred the
petition to the Committee on Public Petitions
for further legislative action.
The former first lady had petitioned the House
on a similar in December, 2016.