Some group of protesters under the umbrella of Association of Media Professionals Against Corruption and Instability on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 stormed the Federal High Court Lagos to protest against what they described as the media trial of Patience Jonathan, a former first lady of Nigeria.
The protest took place at time the court was sitting on the matter involving a former aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, who is being arraigned before Justice Babs Kuawumi over another 17 counts charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The protesters who stormed the court around 11am carried various placards with inscription like: “EFCC stop the trial or ordeal on Patience Jonathan”, “Buhari, EFCC, your style of anti-corruption war is chasing away investors”, “stop witch hunting Patience Jonathan”, among others.
Leader of the protesters, Igho Akeregha, said the group support the anti-corruption campaign of the present administration under the condition that the president will probe past leaders.
According to him, the current trial of some former aides of president Jonathan is plan by the present government to take over his family assets using the EFCC.