A civil rights group, Center for Reform and Public Advocacy has given the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, 7-day ultimatum to arrest and prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu over alleged hard drug and money laundering-related offences.
A letter signed by the Legal Adviser to the group, Mr Kalu Agu, and was served and received by the NDLEA on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 is requesting Tinubu’s arrest and prosecution.
An officer in the registry of the anti-drug trafficking agency received the letter.
A copy of the letter acknowledged by the agency demanding Tinubu’s arrest and prosecution was addressed to the Chairman of the NDLEA and dated September 8, 2022.
The group is alleging 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. It further alleged that Tinubu was found guilty of money laundering and drug-related offences.
It said that based on his indictment, Tinubu was on October 4, 1993 made to forfeit the 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 a 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.
The group also attached to the letter the National Youth Service Corps NYSC bearing Tinubu Bola Adekunle and a Chicago State University in the name of Bola A. Tinubu to further establish that the case was truly against the APC presidential candidate.