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EFCC has not violated your rights – Court tells Patience Jonathan

An Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has not violated the rights of former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.

Justice John Tsoho issued the ruling while dismissing a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by Mrs. Jonathan against the anti-graft agency.

But, delivering judgment on Tuesday, Justice John Tsoho, ruled that none of her complaints against the EFCC was sustainable.

In his ruling, Justice Tsoho held that none of her rights, including “rights to fair hearing, own property, family life, dignity of human person, and freedom from discrimination,” was violated by the EFCC in the handling of the investigations of bank accounts and properties linked to her and her relatives.

The judge ruled that having failed to prove her allegations against the anti-graft agency, the former First Lady was not entitled to any of the six prayers, including N2bn damages, sought in her suit.

The former First Lady had in her suit filed on June 30, 2017, accused the EFCC of harassing her over her past political views.

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