The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation said it has not initiated any proceedings, neither is it investigating former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Naija News understands that the AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), stated this while appearing on a live interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today’ programme on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Malami in his response to questions by the journalist on whether the agency is probing the All Progressives Congress chieftain or not said he could he wouldn’t know if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or the Code of Conduct Bureau were investigating Tinubu since the two agencies had statutory powers to commence probes and prosecute people.
He said, “The Office of the AGF, as you rightly know, has not taken any decision, has not filed or institute any action before any court in the land relating to Bola Ahmed Tinubu. But then, within the context of the law, as you rightly know, the EFCC and the Code of Conduct are all statutory bodies vested with statutory powers to act within the context of the law establishing them. So, I am not in a position to give you a precise answer.
“The Office of the AGF and its arm, which is the Director of Public Prosecutions, has not initiated any proceedings and no investigation has been instituted at its instance by any agency of the government be it EFCC or the Code of Conduct Bureau,” the AGF added.
Naija News recalls that the EFCC had in November 2020 written a letter to the CCB requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.
Source: Naija News