The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has requested that the Code of Conduct Bureau, provide it with the asset declaration documents of former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, who is a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to a report by the Peoples Gazette, available documents show that the EFCC had in November 2020, requested the asset fraud investigation office to supply details of Tinubu’s asset documents as part of an ongoing probe.
It stated that the request, dated November 6, was a follow-up to previous demands made with respect Tinubu’s asset filings.
“In the letter, the EFCC referred to its previous letter of September 4, 2020, and CCB’s response of October 9, 2020, asking the bureau to supply “outstanding requested information of Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu,” the report stated adding that it was not immediately clear whether or not the CCB has obliged the EFCC’s request for additional information ever since, or the nature and scope of information provided if applicable.
It continued- “The EFCC’s November 6 memo also included another high-profile politician and Buhari administration official, but the Gazette’s lawyers advised that his identity should be protected until our reporters and editors have established why he was being investigated.
“Respective spokespersons for the EFCC and CCB did not return requests seeking comments about Mr. Tinubu’s investigation as led by Abdulrasheed Bawa when he was the head of Lagos zonal office. Mr. Bawa was confirmed as the chairman of EFCC.
“A spokesman for Mr. Tinubu did not return calls and messages seeking comments, but two associates strategising for the former governor told the Gazette he had already learnt of the probe and sent messages to President Muhammadu Buhari for mercy,” it stated.