Several groups including the Niger Delta Youths, Civil Liberties Organizations and other Voluntary Youths bodies Friday held a protest in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The group said they were against what they termed “victimization of wife of the immediate past president, Dame Patience Jonathan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The EFCC had last week frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled, ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, in Skye Bank Plc with a balance of $5million.
Following claims that she owns four companies’ accounts in Skye Bank with a balance of $15,591,700, the anti-graft body reportedly said it had been able to establish that the monies were proceeds of crime, hence the need to freeze her personal account.
A militant group in the Niger Delta region had during the week vowed to blow up the Headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, if Patience is arrested following the money laundering allegation levelled against her by the anti-graft agency.