Supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi are relentless in their attempts to tarnish the image of the Nigerian President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu defeated other contestants for the presidential seat of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the February 25th, 2023 general election to become the incoming president of the country. He will be sworn-in as President of the country on May 29th, 2023.
Among the presidential candidates who were defeated by Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
Supporters of Mr. Peter Obi have refused to live to accept the defeat of their preferred presidential candidate at the election that has been adjudged to be the most keenly contested presidential poll, in the recent time in Nigeria.
To further their attack on the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, supporters of Mr. Obi have been trending some document alleged to have emanated from a Court in the United States of America.
The documents allegedly linked the President-elect, Bola Tinubu to a drug case which was said to have led to forfeiture of his property in the USA in the 1990s.
According to a media outlet, Uberfacts, which was being used to broadcast the recent media attack on Tinubu, or was alleged that "Nigerian President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu was named as the owner of several bank accounts that were used to launder money for a heroin distribution network in Chicago, IL in the early 1990s.
"The members of the heroin ring were criminally charged in a separate case, Northern District of Illinois Case No. 2:92-cr-00113-RL. For unknown reasons, Tinubu was not. Instead, the U.S. Government seized the contents of the bank accounts based on several different seizure warrants across three different dockets, of which this is one.
"The other two, from 1992, are in the Southern District of New York and a separate docket in the Northern District of Illinois—both with unknown case numbers since the documents pre-date the federal court's PACER system by so many years.
"In total, about $1.95 million USD was seized from Tinubu's global bank accounts pursuant to these seizure warrants. Of that $1.95 million, about $1.5 million was returned to him while $460,000 was seized and then destroyed.
"While working for Mobil Oil Company in Nigeria, Tinubu used a variety of shell companies to move the money around, including Compass Finance & Investment Co., incorporated in Washington, D.C., as well as a separate Compass entity incorporated in Nigeria.
"Though he was not charged, Tinubu committed at least six federal crimes, according to the IRS Special Agent's affidavit in this case: 1) Money laundering (18 U.S.C. § 1956); 2) Using funds from unlawful activity (18 U.S.C. § 1957); 3) Bank fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1344); 4) Failure to file tax returns (26 U.S.C. § 7203); 5) Lying to federal agents (18 U.S.C. § 1001); and 6) Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 371).
Unfortunately, going by the texts published by the Uberfacts against the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu there was no clear evidence even in a mere statement that Tinubu was arrested, charged or convicted for any of the mentioned allegations.
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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 4/10/2023 7:27:49 PM