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Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by chokekachy: 3:00pm On May 30, 2023
The Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja on Tuesday admitted documents in evidence accusing President Bola Tinubu of drug offences in the United States.

The court accepted the documents as exhibits in the case filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, to challenge Mr Tinubu’s victory in the 25 February election.

Alleging widespread irregularities during the presidential election and Mr Tinubu’s ineligibility to contest the election, Mr Obi is also asking the court to nullify his victory.

Mr Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria’s president on Monday, although the cases challenging his election will not be decided until September.

When the suit came up on Tuesday, Mr Obi’s lawyer, Jibrin Okutepa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, tendered some court documents purporting to be the US court’s decision awarding $460,000 fine against Mr Tinubu for illicit drugs trafficking imposed by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

The suit marked:93C 4483 was between the United States of America and Mr Tinubu.

Mr Okutepa also tendered documents to aid Mr Obi’s case of double nomination being pushed against the vice president, Kashim Shettima.

Obi’s first witness testifies
After the five-member panel of the court led by Haruna Tsammani admitted the documents in evidence, Mr Okutepa called his client’s first witness.

The witness, Lawrence Nwakaeti, said he deposed to a witness statement on 20 March at the court’s registry in Abuja.

Mr Nwakaeti, a lawyer, told the court that he voted during the 25 February presidential election at his polling unit at Umuezeala Village Square, Ihiala in Anambra State.

In his depositions, Mr Nwakaeti said Mr Tinubu was fined in the US for allegedly trafficking in narcotics.


But under cross-examination by Wole Olanipekun, Mr Tinubu’s lawyer, Mr Nwakaeti said he would be surprised to know if Mr Tinubu was not fined in the documents he tendered to the court.

Responding to Mr Olanipekun’s enquiry if the witness had been to the US, Mr Nwakaeti answered in the affirmative.

Specifically, he said he had visited Michigan in 2003.

Also, APC’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi, a SAN, asked Mr Nwakaeti if he was aware that a “formal clearance report” was issued by a legal attaché of the US embassy, absolving Mr Tinubu of any wrongdoing concerning the alleged crime.

In his response, Mr Nwakaeti said he was not aware of any clearance report in favour of Mr Tinubu.

After the witness concluded his testimony, the court adjourned Mr Obi’s petition until Wednesday, 1 June, for further hearing.

Background
As part of the grounds of the petition, Mr Obi argued that Mr Tinubu, “at the time of the (presidential) election, was not qualified to contest the election.”

He based this claim on the grounds that the Mr Tinubu “was fined $460,000 for an offence involving dishonesty, namely narcotics trafficking imposed by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in case no:93C 4483″ between the United States of America and Bola Tinubu.


Concerning the alleged non-qualification of Mr Shettima, Mr Obi’s lawyer, Mr Okutepa told journalists on Tuesday the facts of his case were different from the Supreme Court’s decision dismissing PDP’s contention against the vice president.

The petitioner had argued in court filings that the law provided that a presidential candidate shall nominate another person as his associate who is to occupy the office of vice president.

He recalled that Mr Tinubu had nominated Mr Shettima as his vice-presidential candidate on 14 July 2022 while the latter was still representing Borno Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.


He added that the APC nominated Mr Shettima as its candidate for Borno Central Senatorial District as of 15 July 2022, while already chosen by Mr Tinubu as his running mate.

Mr Obi said Mr Shettima should not have allowed himself to be nominated in “more than one constituency”. He said this was a violation of the provision of the Electoral Act.

He vowed to prove in court that APC’s “purported sponsorship” of Messrs Tinubu and Shettima while the latter was still representing Borno Central Senatorial district, rendered their candidacy “invalid.”


He added that “…for this reason, the votes purportedly recorded for” Mr Tinubu “at the presidential election were/are wasted votes and ought to be disregarded”.

The petitioner also contended that Mr Tinubu “was not duly elected by majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election.”

He argued that Mr Tinubu did not win the majority of lawful votes cast in each of at least two-third of the states of the federation and the FCT, Abuja.

Mr Obi, who came third in the presidential race, urged the court to declare him president or order a fresh poll.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/601499-presidential-election-court-admits-documents-alleging-tinubus-indictment-for-illicit-drugs-offences.html

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by LagosEmir: 3:01pm On May 30, 2023
Tinubu the drug lord

President of drug users association of Nigeria

Only in Nigeria that a drug criminal is selected to be president of millions of sane people

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by successmatters(m): 3:02pm On May 30, 2023
What a shameless drug addict. The man will end in shame.

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by LagosEmir: 3:02pm On May 30, 2023
The drug lord will soon be booted out and sent to jail where drug dealers like him should be

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by DevilsEqual(m): 3:07pm On May 30, 2023
So the man isn't aware of any "formal clearance report"


Well....it looks to me like they just wanna proceed with the case for the sake of formality and nothing else


Course go show am the clearance report...he'll be aware then

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Martinsmine(m): 3:09pm On May 30, 2023
Tinubu don enter. Noting we can do.

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by inoki247: 3:09pm On May 30, 2023
Lol since the Igbo witness said his not aware of any Clearance dem go show him the copy....


I even think say na FBI agent dem go present on the drug matter buh na one of dere clown dem dey use as witness....

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Igwe9(m): 3:10pm On May 30, 2023
Hmm, atleast Tinubu don answer president, he can relinquish the seat now to the rightful owner

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by magoo10(m): 3:11pm On May 30, 2023
this is why tinubu's apc hate Obi so much that they are bringing his tribe into this matter.
instead of insults and name calling they should use most of the energy by going to prove themselves in court because going to court is one of Peter Obi's business

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by cktheluckyman: 3:14pm On May 30, 2023
DevilsEqual:
So the man isn't aware of any "formal clearance report"


Well....it looks to me like they just wanna proceed with the case for the sake of formality and nothing else


Course go show am the clearance report...he'll be aware then

Was Tinubu fined or not? Going by teh constitution of Nigeria ,Tinubu will be disqualified if he was fined.

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by YouandiAllofus: 3:16pm On May 30, 2023
Another round of judicial roforofo that will still end up with similar judgement like 'locus standi'. Enveloped judishiary

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by riverbird: 3:30pm On May 30, 2023
cktheluckyman:


Was Tinubu fined or not? Going by teh constitution of Nigeria ,Tinubu will be disqualified if he was fined.

Leave that illiterate alone, you even have time to quote him.

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by LesbianBoy(m): 3:33pm On May 30, 2023
Tinubu tribalistic supporters: obi didn't win y'all should stop dreaming he came a distance third


Me, SANE Nigerians and obidients: No problem. We agree obi didn't win and that tinubu won. Now let's see the documents from inec to confirm it.


Inec and Tinubu tribalistic supporters: No we won't show you the documents.


Ahn Ahn, Guys is this not suspicious? Believe me if tinubu won the election they won't even be doing all these back and forth with Peter obi. They would have given him the documents and moved on since. But because they know tinubu didn't win they don't want inec to give him and his lawyers the documents. angry

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Pipefitter: 3:34pm On May 30, 2023
Hmmm... I no talk anything shaa

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by baby124: 3:34pm On May 30, 2023
This particular judgment will come with heavy fine. I hope Obi is ready?

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by omoadeleye(m): 3:34pm On May 30, 2023
Make court just tell this Obi to go and rest. Shameless man

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Vyzz: 3:34pm On May 30, 2023
grin


Things are happening. But we are all in this country together come good, Come Bad...


Lastly Agbado boys are becoming more toxic lately..

I can no longer tell who is who..

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by FuckTheMod: 3:35pm On May 30, 2023
Wow!

So the prophesy is coming to past cheesy grin

So Obi will still be the pLesident after all the noise of Tilumbu people cheesy

Obi is our pLesident indeed. shocked

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Tflex01: 3:35pm On May 30, 2023
I see Obi paying as high as 10billion naira fine in some of those useless petitions.


Tinubu should first help us sanitize our judiciary by investigating and relegate any IPOB sympathizer among those judges.

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by obembet(f): 3:36pm On May 30, 2023
LagosEmir:
Tinubu the drug lord

President of drug users association of Nigeria

Only in Nigeria that a drug criminal is selected to be president of millions of sane people

Your president

Nigeria president

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by dyera(m): 3:36pm On May 30, 2023
obembet:


Your president

Nigeria president

Be sincere, if you were a citizen of Columbia and Pablo Escobar a known drug baron was sworn in as the president of Columbia, would you be okay with it?

Igwe9:
Hmm, atleast Tinubu don answer president, he can relinquish the seat now to the rightful owner

You are wrong about this, if Tinubu is kicked out after he was sworn in, he would not be allowed to bear the title of ex president, the title he would bear is former APC presidential candidate.

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 3:36pm On May 30, 2023
Drug bastard may amadioha and Sango strike you inside aso rock

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Bobloco: 3:37pm On May 30, 2023
Igwe9:
Hmm, atleast Tinubu don answer president, he can relinquish the seat now to the rightful owner


At least, he has achieved his life long ambition

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by utenwuson: 3:37pm On May 30, 2023
Obi will. Soon be fined for wasting time of the court

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Bobloco: 3:37pm On May 30, 2023
obembet:


Your president

Nigeria president

Our president

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Bobloco: 3:38pm On May 30, 2023
utenwuson:
Obi will. Soon be fined for wasting time of the court
How much, can you guess

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Nightwolf1: 3:38pm On May 30, 2023
Thîefnubu the drug and narcotics kingpin
😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

The clearance report should be tendered let's check the validity of the report absorbing thîefnubu from narcotics trafficking

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by BigBlackPreek(m): 3:38pm On May 30, 2023
Ashiwaju Jagaban Presido

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by zinosleek(m): 3:38pm On May 30, 2023
Sentiment and emotion aside, Obi does not seem to have a solid case if this is what he wants to go by. Another waste of time and invested emotion for people from his suporters

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Re: Obi v Tinubu: Tribunal admits documents on Tinubu's alleged illicit drug offence by Nwadu: 3:38pm On May 30, 2023
Ee don dey clear
No be who them first swear-in dey rule country or State oooh

Ask people for bayelsa
Ask for imo
Ask for zamfara
Ask for kogi
Even ask for Anambra

Nothing is imPOssible

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