Thursday, 6 October 2016

Ijaw youths make serious threat

They came out in large numbers on Thursday with placards saying ' Leave Patience Johnathan alone'.

Nation gathered that Ijaw youths across the various clans in the Niger Delta on Thursday staged a massive protest in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State over what they described as the persecution of former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife Dame Patience and other close associates.

The group demanded an immediate cessation of what it called state-sponsored attacks and warned of a complete shutdown of oil installations should they persist.

Recently  EFCC ordered the freeze of accounts belonging to the former first lady and through media outlets have bandied several amounts allegedly held by Mrs. Jonathan as being proceeds from crimes.

Some lawyers, while insisting on Mrs. Jonathan’s innocence have insisted that the EFCC is being sensational with the issue as the bank balances of her accounts are far less than the various figures being touted. Mrs. Jonathan on her part has sued the management of Skye Bank in a joint suit with the EFCC.


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