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Tribunal Throws Out Petitions on Tinubu’s Drug Case, $460,000 Forfeiture Case in America

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has thrown out petitions by the Labour Party and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, bordering on the alleged drug case of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as well as his alleged $460,000 forfeiture case in Chicago Illinois, ENigeria Newspaper reports…

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has thrown out petitions by the Labour Party and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, bordering on the alleged drug case of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as well as his alleged $460,000 forfeiture case in Chicago Illinois, ENigeria Newspaper reports.

The Tribunal upheld that The Nigeria Police, through its IGP, had written to the US to confirm the criminal status of Bola Tinubu and the US government had replied in 2003 stating that Bola Tinubu had no criminal records in the US. Therefore, the court admits this evidence….”

Tribunal Says $460,000 Forfeiture: Tinubu Qualified To Contest, It Was A Civil Matter

On the allegations made by the Labour Party (LP) that President Tinubu was not qualified to contest in view of the $460k fine in relation to alleged narcotics charges in the US, the court held that trial and conviction by a court is the only way to prove guilt, hence it threw the petition out.

The PEPT ruled that the case was a civil forfeiture case as it is a unique remedy that rests on the property being the target and not the person.

The case was in the civil docket of the United States North District Court Illinois the tribunal insists.

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Source: ENigeria Newspaper

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