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Tinubu: Atiku’s Camp Reacts As US Releases Certified True Copies Of Drug Dealings




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Paul Ibe, an aide to the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the alleged involvement of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in drug trafficking and money laundering in the United States.

It was reported that the US court documents surfaced online on Tuesday that showed that the former Governor of Lagos State was convicted for trafficking heroin and how he forfeited millions of dollars to the US Government to avoid being jailed.

The court document docketed on July 26, 1993, and certified by Thomas O. Burton, the clerk of the court, indicted Tinubu for heroin trafficking in the state of Illinois through a proxy organization owned by Adegboyega Mueez Akande and subsequently forfeited the proceeds of the crime to the US government.

The funds, which were held by First Heritage Bank and Citibank in trust for Tinubu were also reportedly forfeited to the US government for being proceeds of drug-related offenses.

Reacting to the development, Ibe, in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Tuesday evening, said he was not surprised by the story.

The media aide to the PDP candidate also shared the court documents to back up his claim on his page.

It is no longer news that on October 4, 1993, Bola Ahmed Tinubu forfeited $460,000 to the United States Government for his involvement in narcotics trafficking and financial transactions on violation of the U.S laws. This 59-page attested court judgment confirms this,” the tweets read in part.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.