Nigeria’s ex – First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Thursday alleged harassment of her family by security agencies and sought the House of Representatives intervention.
In a petition to the lower chamber, Mrs. Jonathan said 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 Federal Government.
She urged the federal government to call the agencies to order.
The petition was presented at the House’s plenary by the lawmaker representing Okrika Federal Constituency in Rivers, Bright Tamuno.
Presenting the document, Tamuno urged the House to wade into the matter considering the sacrifices the woman’s husband, former President Goodluck Jonathan, made for the country.
“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,” Tamuno said.
The Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, referred the petition to the Committee on Public Petitions for further legislative action.