Patience Jonathan might just be a criminal- ICC

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The International Criminal Court has said Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, is liable to prosecution for her  many unscrupulous statements at campaign grounds across the country.
The global criminal court said that it had begun conducting preliminary examinations.
In reports by Punch, the office of the prosecutor stated that it received the petition written by the the All Progressives Congress (APC), asking the ICC to prosecute Patience Jonathan for making inciting comments in public place that might lead to violence.
According to the mail sent by the office of the prosecutor to the punch,
 “Under Article 15 of the Rome Statue, the Prosecutor of the ICC may receive information on crimes within the jurisdiction on the Court (also called ‘Communication’).
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 (APC) has made this fact public in the media.
The office will give consideration to this communication, as appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court, as it does with all such communications,” 

Through a press statement, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda further reiterated the stance of the ICC to prosecute anyone who promotes or instigates violence before, during or after the general elections.
Other countries under probe for alleged genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes are Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur, Sudan, Libya, Ivory Coast and Mali, Afghanistan, Colombia, Georgia, Guinea, Honduras, Iraq, Nigeria, Ukraine and Palestine.

Source: kemifilani.ng

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