In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 28th, August, 2020

Critical Drama Looms As Over 16,000 Individuals Signal Petition Demanding Tinubu’s Probe

Serious Drama Looms As Over 16,000 People Sign Petition Demanding Tinubu's Probe


It has been reported that greater than 16,000 folks have signed a petition on Change.Org calling on the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee to analyze All Progressives Congress chief, Bola Tinubu.

The PUNCH stories that the petition, which was began per week in the past by Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had garnered 16, 243 signatures as of 9.30 am on Friday.

The petition is titled, ‘Calling on the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee to analyze Bola Tinubu for contravening the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2011, by having bullion vans ferry alleged giant sums of cash into his home on the eve of the 2019 Presidential election’.

Omokri wrote, “Pricey residents of Nigeria, let’s take our nation again by signing this petition to compel the EFCC to analyze and prosecute Bola Tinubu for contravening the Cash Laundering Act, by ferrying bullion vans into his home. Don’t say ‘na right now’, or ‘depart matter’.

“We as Nigerians should cease complicated cynicism for knowledge. If we don’t combat for our nation, who will? George Floyd’s demise sparked a revolution in America and we joined. We didn’t say ‘na right now’, or ‘depart matter’. You and I could make a distinction with this petition. #EFCCMustInvestigateTinubu.”

Tinubu had whereas responding to questions on the bullion vans in his residence, mentioned he was free to offer anybody cash since he was holding no authorities place.

He had mentioned, “Is it my cash or authorities cash? I don’t work for the federal government. I’m not in an company of presidency and let anyone come out and say I’ve taken any contract from the federal government of President Mohammed Buhari, APC within the final 5 years.

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“They need to show it. I’m by myself and I’m dedicated to my social gathering. So, even when I’ve cash to spend on my premises, what’s your headache? Excuse me, if I don’t characterize any company of presidency and if I’ve cash to spend…., if I’ve cash, if I like I give it to the folks freed from cost, so long as is to not purchase votes…..who’re these watching my home on the lookout for bullion vans? They have to be mischief-makers.”

A number of teams had within the final one 12 months submitted petitions to the EFCC demanding Tinubu’s probe however there was no official response from the EFCC.

The Convener, Involved Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju; Ariyo-Dare Atoye of the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Structure and Adebayo Raphael of the Free Nigeria Motion in addition to many others had written the EFCC calling for Tinubu’s probe.

Adeyanju’s The petition famous that Part 7 (1) (b) of the EFCC Institution Act 2004 provides the fee the ability to analyze properties of any person who seems to the fee that the particular person’s life-style and extent of the properties will not be justified by his supply of earnings.

It added, “To the most effective of our data, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a personal citizen who ordinarily shouldn’t be seen with a convoy of bullion vans.

“The questions begging for solutions are: What are Bullion Vans doing in the home of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu? ‪Who owns the content material, believing to be money within the Bullion Vans that have been seen coming into the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the eve of Nigerian Presidential elections?

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“Has the fee, based mostly on its core mandates, investigated the supply of the Bullion Vans? ‪Is Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s home, now a financial institution the place bullion vans now take cash to?”

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