Patience Jonathan APC petitions International Criminal Court over Nigerian first lady

The ICC confirmed that communication was received
from APC and the petition would be given the
necessary considerations within the ambits of the the
law.

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Following the petitions and correspondence from the All
progressive Congress, APC , the International Criminal
Court (ICC) on Monday, March 16, 2015 confirmed
receiving correspondence from the All Progressives
Congress (APC), against Patience Jonathan, the
Nigerian first lady.
According to TheCable, the ICC confirmed that
communication was received from APC and the petition
would be given the necessary considerations within the
ambits of the the law.
“Under Article 15 of the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor of
the ICC may receive information on crimes within the
jurisdiction on the Court (also called ‘communications’).
“With regards to your enquiry, the Office of the
Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court can
confirm receipt of the communication referred to since
the sender of the communication has made this fact
public in the media.” Office of the Prosecutor (OTP)
said.
Earlier on Monday, the United Kingdom arm of the APC
claimed that the criminal court said it would begin
investigating the wife of the president.
“The ICC based in the Hague has sent confirmation to
APC UK, that an investigation will begin against Mrs
Jonathan who repeatedly called for the stoning of
opposition APC members as captured in the videos
released earlier this month,” it said.

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