Peter Obi in Trouble as Firm Writes CCB, Demands Prosecution of LP Flagbearer Over Secret Assets in Tax Haven
- Again, Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has been urged to declare his secret assets kept in tax havens or face fresh prosecution
- This call was made by Lawflex, a Lagos-based law firm, through a petition issued on March 23 and forwarded to the Code of Conduct Bureau
- Meanwhile, the firm called on the CCB to commence an immediate investigation against Obi and invite him for questioning
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Lawflex, a Lagos-based law firm, has made a fresh call over Peter Obi's secret assets in tax havens.
This is as Lawflex asked the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to prosecute the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the February 25 election, over his alleged failure to declare secret assets stashed in tax havens while he was Anambra state governor.
Peter Obi may face prosecution
Lawflex made this known in a petition dated March 23, 2023, signed by Olukoya Ogungbeje, and received by the CCB Secretariat in Abuja, The Cable reported.
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The law firm urged the bureau to commence an immediate investigation against Obi and invite him for questioning.
In the letter written on Thursday, March 23, signed by Olukoya Ogungbeje and received by the CBB the same day, the firm said its purpose is to bring to the CCB’s notice an investigation on the issue done by Premium Times.
The firm threatened to seek a “judicial review” if the CCB failed to take constitutional action within 30 days.
INEC earmarks over N3bn to tackle Atiku, Obi, others in court
The candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, might meet a formidable defence from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in court.
This is because the electoral body has set aside over N3bn to defend the outcome of the presidential, national assembly, governorship and state house of assembly elections in court.
The money is dedicated to defending different petitions challenging the outcome of the elections held on February 25 and March 18, 2023.
Femi Falana gives legal insight on controversial 25% votes for presidential election in Abuja
Meanwhile, renowned human rights activist and senior lawyer Femi Falana said that every part of Nigeria is equal, including Abuja, the country's Federal Capital Territory.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that while the FCT has been interpreted as a 37th state, it is equal to all other states nationwide.
Citing Section 134 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, Falana said he would not comment on the issue that is now before the court.