Nigeria: Guinean Citizenship: Group asks court to order probe, prosecution of Tinubu

Published: 16/May/2023
Source: Premium Times (Abuja)

The group pleaded with the court for a speedy hearing and determination of its suit seeking the probe and prosecution of Mr Tinubu over his alleged Guinean citizenship.

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo

A civil society organisation has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order the investigation and prosecution of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, over his alleged Guinean citizenship.

The Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative (ASRADI) accused Mr Tinubu of perjury for refusing to disclose his alleged dual citizenship to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In the suit filed on Tuesday, the group urged the court to order the police to probe the case and possibly refer Mr Tinubu to the Attorney-General of the Federation for prosecution.

It pleaded with the court to hear and determine the request “before the swearing-in of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29 May 2023.”

Mr Tinubu will begin to enjoy constitutional immunity from prosecution once he is inaugurated on 29 May.

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Themes: Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2023