Women from the nine states that make up the Niger Delta region on Thursday staged a peaceful protest to the Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the present ordeal of former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, in the hands of the commission.
The women under the aegies of the Voice of Niger Delta Women (VONDW) urged the EFCC to urgently unfreeze the former First Lady’s account, saying she needed the money to attend to her failing health.
The women who were decked in black attire assembled at the premises of the anti-graft agency along Olumeni Street in Old GRA, in the Rivers State capital, brandishing placards with various inscriptions condemning the action of the EFCC.
Speaking to journalists, one of the leaders of VONDW, Chief Mrs. Rita Onwunali, wondered why the anti-graft agency would allegedly be unleashed on the family of former President Goodluck Jonathan when he was not the only one that had served the country in that capacity.,
Onwunali stated that although the women were not against the duties of the commission, but it should such duties should be carried out within the ambits of the law.
The VONDW leader stated that it was not proper for the anti graft agency to unleash itself on the family of former President Jonathan over mere allegations.
She said the commission should unfreeze the account of wife of the former President so she could give herself the needed medical attention, adding that the money was for her medicare.