Over A 100 Women Storm Lagos Court Over Patience Jonathan's Frozen AccountsYesterday, women numbering over 100, who dressed in traditional attire with head gears, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court in Lagos to protest the freezing order The placard-carrying women, chanted songs in Ijaw and English Languages Vanguard reports.
Some of the inscriptions read: “Ijaw people are in solidarity with Jonathan”, “Unfreeze ex-President Jonathan’s wife’s account”, “We urge EFCC to abide by the rule of law”, “Women must be heard.”
Immediately after the court rose, Vanguard reports that the women trooped in their numbers toward a vehicle belonging to the EFCC, chanting solidarity songs. When the case was called yesterday Rotimi Oyedepo announced appearance for the EFCC, while Granville Abibo (SAN) announced his appearance for Jonathan.
Addressing the court, Oyedepo is said to have informed the judge that the matter was coming up for the first time, adding that some of the respondents had yet to be served with the court’s processes. He submitted that the matter was not yet “ripe for hearing”, having been served with the processes on October 19 and is yet to file a response.
His submission was not contested by counsel to the plaintiff. Meanwhile, Justice Babs Kuewumi has fixed Dec. 7 for the hearing of the suit Vanguard further reports.