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Nigeria’s ex-first lady ‘sues anti-corruption agency’

Nigeria’s former First Lady Patience Jonathan

Nigeria’s former First Lady Patience Jonathan is suing the anti-corruption agency for freezing some of her bank accounts, the private Vanguard newspaper reports.  She has filed court papers, demanding that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) unfreeze the accounts and pay her $200m (£160m) for infringing on her rights, the newspaper reports. 
About 100 women protested outside the High Court in the main city, Lagos, to show their support for Mrs Jonathan. 
The EFCC froze some of her accounts on 22 September as it investigated allegations of money-laundering against her, The Vanguard reports.She has denied the allegations. The judge set 7 December for hearing her case against the EFCC.  Last year, her husband Goodluck Jonathan became the first sitting president in Nigeria to give up power voluntarily after losing elections. His successor Muhammadu Buhari won the poll on a promise to tackle corruption.


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