Nigerians have commenced the signing of the petition calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
Information gathered revealed that the petition as received 10,000 signatures within 24 hours.
The petition is calling for Tinubu’s investigation for contravening the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2011, by having bullion vans ferry alleged large sums of money into his house on the eve of the 2019 Presidential election.
Recall that bullion Vans are spotted at the residence of the former Governor of Lagos State on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.
And speaking in an interview on Channel Television, Tinubu, a former Senator, was asked “if the bullion vans ferried money or ballots”, the APC National Leader replied “Is it my money or government money? I don’t work for the government, even if I have money to spend in my premises, what’s your headache?”
However, Reno Omokri quoted the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (and the amendment to the Act in 2012) as prohibiting any individual to accept or make any cash payment that exceeds ₦5 million.
According to him, “Yet, 18 months after this incident, Mr. Tinubu has not been investigated by the EFCC, which has tried others for lesser malfeasances.”
Omokri in a statement on Friday said that “By the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment act (2004), the law mandates the EFCC to combat financial and economic crimes.”
“The Commission is empowered to prevent, investigate, prosecute and penalise 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.”