Saturday January 28, 2023 7:52 PM

PDP campaign team demands arrest, prosecution of Tinubu over alleged drug dealings

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPCC) has demanded the arrest and prosecution of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The party said that the move is necessary over alleged drug trafficking and siphoning of state funds.

The PDP campaign council called on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately effect Tinubu’s arrest and subsequent prosecution.

The PDP made the call at an ongoing media briefing in Abuja on Sunday afternoon.

A spokesman for the campaign council, Mr Daniel Bwala, specifically asked the NDLEA to call Tinubu for questioning over the deal which led to him forfeiting $460,000 to US authorities.

Bwala, who also condemned a group set up by Tinubu, which he described as a militia, asked the security agencies to arrest and prosecute any person who belongs to the so-called ‘Jagaban Army’.

Supporting  Bwala, another spokesman for the PDP campaign, Phrank Shaibu, also alleged that Tinubu was still involved in illegal drug related business as recently as 2015.

He added that Tinubu transferred $4.3m US dollars to a briefcase company based in Colombia.

He said: “Nigeria is battling many problems; we have banditry and terrorism ravaging many towns in the North, militants attacking oil facilities and bringing the country’s economy to its knees in the Niger Delta while secessionists are holding the South-East to ransom.

“It will be a huge disaster to add state-sponsored drug trafficking to the mix.”

According to him, Tinubu’s forfeiture of $460,000 believed to be proceeds of crime, specifically the sale and distribution of heroin to authorities in the United States, is worthy of the further probe.

Shaibu further said: “Nigerian law is clear. Criminal cases have no statute of limitation and can be re-opened at any time, especially for the sake of national interest.

“We hereby call on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to immediately arrest Bola Ahmed Tinubu and prosecute him for drug trafficking.

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