- Protesters have called for the arrest of APC national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- The protesters took to the streets on Tuesday, July 7, to demand that Tinubu be investigated over the 2019 bullion van incident
- Recall that two bullion vans loaded with cash were seen going into Tinubu’s residence
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A report by The Cable indicates that protesters took the streets on Tuesday, July 7, in Abuja demanding the arrest of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu over the 2019 bullion van incident.
The protesters were seen on carrying placards and calling for the former Lagos state governor to be investigated.
Back in February 2019, on the eve of the general election two bullion vans believed to be loaded with cash were seen entering Tinubu’s residence in Lagos.
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After photos emerged on social media showing the vehicles being driven into Tinubu’s residence, the APC national leader admitted the bullion vans were conveying money that belonged to him to his house
The former Lagos state governor defended his action, saying he did nothing wrong because he was not a government official and the money did not belong to the government.
Many Nigerians condemned Tinubu’s action and described it as violating Nigeria’s anti-money laundering laws. Nonetheless, some called on the nation's anti-graft agency to investigate the former governor.
It would be recalled that the former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, called for the prosecution of the APC national leader.
George stated this in reaction to reports of two bullion vans loaded with cash taken to the residence of Tinubu.
He expressed displeasure that Tinubu brought the bullion vans into his house and still went ahead to confirm that the money belonged to him.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state chapter of the APC defended Tinubu following a petition submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by activists on behalf of concerned Nigerians.
APC faulted the move saying that there is no evidence against Tinubu. Hon. Abiodun Salami, the party's spokesperson in Lagos challenged the petitioners to come up with proof that Tinubu had stolen any money.
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