A civil rights group, Center for Reform and Public Advocacy, has handed a 7-day ultimatum to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, to arrest and prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu over alleged hard drug and money laundering related offences.
The letter requesting for Tinubu’s arrest and prosecution was signed by the Legal Adviser to the group, Mr Kalu Agu, and was served and received by NDLEA on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
An officer in the registry of the anti-drug trafficking agency received the letter.
An acknowledged copy of the letter of demand for Tinubu’s arrest and prosecution, addressed to the Chairman of the NDLEA, is dated September 8, 2022.
The grouse of the civil rights group against Tinubu was that the United States of America had filed criminal charges against the APC presidential candidate at the United States District Court in September 1993, in case number 93C4483, and that Tinubu was found guilty of money laundering and drug related offences.
Based on his indictment, Tinubu was said to have on October 4, 1993 forfeited a sum of $460,000 dollars in his bank account number 263226700 domiciled at First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu to the US government.
The group attached certified true copy of the US Court judgment to its letter of request for Tinubu’s arrest as evidence of the alleged offences and the conviction by the court.
The judgment was signed by Michael Shepard, a United States Attorney and Marsha McClellan, Assistant United States Attorney.
Also attached to the letter are the National Youth Service Corps NYSC bearing Tinubu Bola Adekunle and a Chicago State University in the name of Bola A. Tinubu to establish accuracy in the name.
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