Tinubu Reacts As EFCC Moves To Investigate Him Over Alleged Corruption
Former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu says he has not received any letter from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) seeking his asset declaration form.
Speaking with SaharaReporters on Wednesday, media aide to the former governor, Tunde Rahman, said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has also not invited Tinubu for any questioning.
Rahman was reacting to a report that the EFCC had deepened its investigation into the APC leader, by writing a letter to the CCB, requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.
He said he has no knowledge about such a letter, adding that any details about such a letter if it was indeed written, were with the CCB, and not with his principal.
“All the reports say that the EFCC wrote a letter to the CCB, seeking information about Asiwaju’s declaration form. Why don’t you contact the CCB if any such letter was written to us? I don’t know; I don’t have any reaction to that. Contact the CCB if the letter was written to them,” he said.
Naija News reports that a copy of the letter had disclosed that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairman Ibrahim Magu.
The letter marked: CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020, was signed by the then Lagos zonal head, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is now the Chairman of the EFCC.
In the letter by the EFCC, the commission had said, “In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish the commission with the outstanding requested information of Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.
“This request is made pursuant to Section 38(1) and (2) of the EFCC Act 2004.”
However, a senior EFCC official confirmed the letter’s authenticity, adding that it was part of a broader probe.
The official, who wished to remain anonymous, said the probe was a sequel to some petitions written against Tinubu since 2018, which Magu had failed to act on.
The source said, “The letter is authentic. The EFCC receives several petitions against Tinubu, including one involving alleged fraud in Alpha Beta Consulting.”