Some protesters took to 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.
Protesters were seen on posters calling for an investigation into the former Governor of Lagos state.
Back in February 2019, on the eve of the General election, two bullion vans allegedly loaded with cash were seen entering Tinubu’s residence in Lagos.
After photos appeared on social media showing cars driving into Tinubu’s residence, the APC National Leader admitted that bullion vans were transporting money that belonged to him to his home.
The former Governor of Lagos State defended his actions, saying that 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 actions and called them a violation of Nigerian anti-money laundering laws.
However, some have called for the National anti-bribery Agency to investigate the former Governor.
It should be recalled that the former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, called for the prosecution of the national leader of the APC.
George stated this in response to reports that two wagons of bullion loaded with cash were delivered to the Tinubu residence.
He complained that Tinubu had brought wagons of bullion to his house, but still went ahead to confirm that the money belonged to Him.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state APC branch defended Tinubu after a petition filed by activists to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on behalf of concerned Nigerians.
The APC failed in this move, saying there was no evidence against Tinubu. Hon. Abiodun Salami, the party’s representative in Lagos, called on petitioners to provide evidence that Tinubu had stolen any money.