EFCC Receives Petition Against Tinubu Over Bullion Vans.

A group of Nigerians led by activist, Deji Adeyanju, on Friday, submitted a petition against the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

The petition entitled ‘Petition to investigate the source of money conveyed in bullion vans to the home of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu on the eve of 2019 presidential election’, submitted on behalf of the group, Concerned Nigerians and addressed to the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, was received at the reception of the antigraft agency’s headquarters at Jabi, Abuja, and duly stamped by the agency as received.

The petition was signed by Adeyanju and Ariyo-Dare Atoye of the NCDC and Adebayo Raphael of the Free Nigeria Movement and dated October 25, 2019.

A c c o r d i n g to t h e petitioners, the aim of the petition was for the EFCC to launch an investigation into the appearance of two bullion vans at Tinubu’s residence on the eve of the last presidential election.

The petitioners noted that the petition was written following Magu’s call for a petition on the presence of the bullion vans at the politician’s residence.

The petition reads in part: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is empowered by law to prevent, invest I gate, prosecute and penalize economic and financial crimes and is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of other laws and regulations relating to economic and financial crimes.

It is on this basis that we write to petition the commission to launch an investigation into the appearance of bullion vans in the compound of a private citizen, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the eve of the 2019 presidential elections.

This subject matter is not new to you and several Nigerians have repeatedly drawn your attention to this. I have decided to take up the challenge after you called for a petition through your social media account on Twitter.

“The commission will recall that it was reported all over the news that bullion vans allegedly containing an undisclosed amount of cash were seen entering the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State on the eve of Nigerian presidential elections. Tinubu himself admitted this fact while responding to questions by journalists.”

 

Source: Tribune Online

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