…Says Nigeria can’t be pariah state among comity of Nations
Following the release of certified true copy (CTC) of the indictment and evidence of forfeiture of $460,000 for drugs trafficking and money laundering by a United States Court involving Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a group, the Centre for Reform and Advocacy (CRA), has petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for alleged narcotics trafficking and money laundering.
The group also issued a five-day ultimatum to the AGF to comply with its demands or face legal actions. CRA in a letter dated November 14, 2022, further urged the AGF and Minister of Justice to direct the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to investigate and take necessary legal actions against the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This is even as it recalled an earlier correspondence tagged annexure “A” where it asked the NDLEA chairman to invoke Section 18 of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022, against the former Lagos State governor for his involvement in the alleged crime.
The letter signed by CRA Legal Adviser, Kalu Kalu Agu, and made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday, reads in part; “It is our honour and privilege and in total fidelity to our objective that we, respectfully, call your attention to the letter attached hereto as annexure “A”.
“In line with the above, and in consonance with the utmost need to ensure that Nigeria does not end up a pariah in the comity of nations for condoning narcotics dealings and allied offences we hereby demand that you direct the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to yield to our demand in annexure “A”.”