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You Failed To Prove Tinubu Was Convicted Of Money Laundering In US – Tribunal Fires Labour Party, Peter Obi

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You Failed To Prove Tinubu Was Convicted Of Money Laundering In US – Tribunal Fires Labour Party, Peter Obi

The five-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani ruled on Wednesday that no record of criminal arrest or conviction was established against Tinubu by the petitioners – Obi and the LP.

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has ruled that the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi failed to prove that the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, was convicted of money laundering in the United States.

The five-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani ruled on Wednesday that no record of criminal arrest or conviction was established against Tinubu by the petitioners – Obi and the LP.

The petitioners also argued that Tinubu was not legally qualified to contest the election, alleging that he was previously convicted and fined the sum of $460,000.00 by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in Case No: 93C 4483, for an offence involving dishonesty and drug trafficking.

With regard to that, the court said there were no records of Tinubu’s arrest in the US.

Regarding the allegations, the court said Tinubu still enjoyed unimpeded access to the US so it was discountenanced.

The court held that the petitioners failed to show that Tinubu was charged, fined, found guilty or sentenced to jail for the alleged offence relating to drug trafficking.

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