The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been called upon by over 16,000 people who have signed a petition for the agency to investigate All Progressive Congress’ leader, Bola Tinubu.
A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri kick started the petition a week ago and as at 9:30 am on Friday, 28 August 2020, he had garnered 16,243 signatures.
The petition is titled, ‘Calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate Bola Tinubu 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’.
Omokri wrote, “Dear citizens of Nigeria, let’s take our country back by signing this petition to compel the EFCC to investigate and prosecute Bola Tinubu for contravening the Money Laundering Act, by ferrying bullion vans into his house. Don’t say ‘na today’, or ‘leave matter’.
He further stated that Nigerians must stop confusing cynicism for wisdom and a difference must be made with the petition #EFCCMustInvestigateTinubu.
Tinubu had while responding to questions on the bullion vans in his home, said he was free to give anyone money since he was holding no government position.
He had said, “Is it my money or government money? I don’t work for the government. I am not in an agency of government and let anybody come out and say I have taken any contract from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, APC in the last five years.
However, several groups had in the last one year submitted petitions to the EFCC demanding Tinubu’s probe but there has been no official reaction from the EFCC.