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TODAY HEADLINES:Justice Haruna Tsammani asked Nigerians to forgive President Bola Tinubu for his ‘drug crime’? Facts reveals

Social media posts have been sighted by stating that Justice Haruna Tsammani, the lead justice of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), queried Nigerians on their alleged reluctance to forgive President Bola Tinubu....CONTINUE READING>>>>

The social media posts (as can be seen here) claim Justice Tsammani questioned why it appears difficult for Nigerians to forgive President Tinubu for his past “drug crimes”.

The claim first appeared online in August 2023, a month before the PEPT rejected the opposition’s petition to overturn President Tinubu’s February election victory.

Recall that in documents that are publicly available, the US Department of Justice alleged that from early 1988, accounts opened in Tinubu’s name held the proceeds of sales of white prohibited substances.

While the court confirmed it had cause to believe the money in the bank accounts at the time were the proceeds of drug trafficking, Tinubu and his co-accused denied the allegations, and subsequently, he reached a compromise settlement with authorities and forfeited $460,000. The stigma has been hanging over Tinubu’s neck for years.

Social media posts about Justice Tsammani allegedly calling for forgiveness for the president ‘for drug crimes’ can also be found here, here, and here. In some cases, it was made into a visual content.

We found no report by credible media outlets that Tsammani made the said comment.

Besides, the posts did not stipulate where and when the judge allegedly made the statement.

Therefore, we rule that the statement credited to Justice Tsammani was cooked up...CONTINUE READING>>>>

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