Petition for EFCC to probe Tinubu's bullion van garners over 11,000 signatures in 24hrs

The online petition for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu, has garnered over 11.000 signatures in 24 hours.

The petition on alleged that national leader of the ruling party, APC, committed criminal offense by using bullion vans to convey large cash to his Ikoyi, Lagos home during the 2019 presidential election.

The petition launched by former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, had initial target 2,500 signatures, but surpassed that figure within hours.

The target was later increased to 5, 000 and to 10,000 after it started gaining momentum. The target has now been increased to 15, 000 as over 11,000 person has signed the petition.

The petition reads: "Calling for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) 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.

"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’. We as Nigerians must stop confusing cynicism for wisdom. If we do not fight for our country, who will? George Floyd’s death sparked a revolution in America and we joined. We did not say ‘na today’, or ‘leave matter’. You and I can make a difference with this petition. #EFCCMustInvestigateTinubu."

In February, 2019, viral pictures online showed the two bullion vans being driven into Tinubu’s residence in Ikoyi, as many people looked on outside the premises.

In response to the controversy generated by the incident, the former governor of Lagos said the bullion vans contained money belonging to him and not for the government.

Some protesters had stormed the streets of Abuja in July, 2020, to demand the arrest of Tinubu over the bullion.

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