List of Prominent Nigerians Imprisoned by Tinubu Government

Nigerians Responds as they were asked to rate the performance of Tinubu since assuming office

A rush of unexpected measures have characterised President Bola Tinubu’s reign, starting with the elimination of the fuel subsidy that was announced during his inauguration address. His administration has put into effect a number of measures that have unnerved the country and raised many questions about its future course in less than a year. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The elimination of the fuel subsidy and the adjustment of the local currency’s value have garnered significant opposition, drawing criticism from various quarters, including the business community, ordinary citizens facing higher costs, and organized labor.

Additionally, President Tinubu’s administration has seen the incarceration of several prominent figures, sparking controversy and allegations of human rights abuses.

Notable among these cases are:

1. **Godwin Emefiele:**



The former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, targeted shortly after Tinubu assumed office, faces charges including money laundering, fraud, and abuse of office. Emefiele, who purportedly had presidential ambitions, withdrew from the race amidst speculation. His introduction of new currency notes before the election, ostensibly to combat vote buying, had detrimental effects on the economy and nearly jeopardized the ruling party’s electoral prospects. Public sentiment largely favors Emefiele’s imprisonment due to the economic fallout from the currency redesign.

2. **Abdulrasheed Bawa:**



Following his removal as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Bawa was detained by security forces without clear explanation. His release came amid public outcry over alleged human rights violations by Tinubu’s administration. Reports suggest Bawa spent 13 days in custody.

3. **Bello Bodejo:**



Leader of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore group, Bodejo was apprehended by security agencies for his involvement in establishing an unauthorized ethnic militia vigilante group in Nasarawa state. Charged with violating the terrorism act of 2022, he was arrested by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and prosecuted by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

4. **Idris Okuneye (Bobrisky):**



The socialite, known for cross-dressing, received a six-month prison sentence for naira abuse, with the option of a fine. Arrested and arraigned by the EFCC, Bobrisky’s case highlights the severity with which currency-related offenses are treated under Tinubu’s administration.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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