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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