The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has just reminded the former first lady, Patience Jonathan that nobody is against the law, once found guilty as charge.
SERAP has given their word to Mrs. Patience, saying they can not be intimidated by her power and has vowed to frustrate her plans in court.
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After she alleged that the non-governmental organization embarked on a ‘campaign of calumny’ against her person, the suit was filed before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, through a youth organization – ‘Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance.’
According to the suit, the organization is suing for itself and on behalf of Mrs. Patience Jonathan due to the accusations that SERAP is making use of the online, print and electronic media to publish unfounded and malicious allegations against the ex-first lady over a claim that she stole $15 million.
Reacting to the suit in a statement issued on Thursday, October 20, by the Executive Director of SERAP, Adetokunbo Mumuni, says it is ready for the legal battle against the ex-first lady, describing the move against it as intimidation and harassment.
“SERAP will never, in the discharge of its mandates, succumb to any intimidation, harassments and attacks in any way, shape or form,” the statement said.
SERAP had repeatedly demanded the Federal Government to prosecute Mrs. Patience Jonathan following the revelation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that large sums of money stashed in various bank accounts, amounting to $15 million, were traced her.
The human rights advocacy group went further to sue the government for failing to initiate criminal charges against the ex-first lady over the funds believed to have been acquired fraudulently.
Meanwhile, the former first Lady has demanded that EFCC releases her bank accounts that were frozen as she needs the money urgently to clear her medical bills.