Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, was the subject of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to Femi Fani-Kayode, a spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, over allegations that he was involved in drug trafficking and money laundering.
According to Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, “the authorities in the FBI ‘found nothing’ after their investigation.”
A document released by the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said to have investigated Tinubu’s alleged involvement in narcotics and money laundering about 30 years ago, a matter that led to the forfeiture of $460,000 to the US government.
Commenting on the FBI’s report, on Saturday, Fani-Kayode wrote in an essay titled, “the obsessions of David Hundeyin” on his official website, “The $460,000 was seized only as a consequence of the IRS claiming and asserting that he (Tinubu) had not paid tax on his numerous American investments.
“Tinubu chose not to challenge or dispute that claim and assertion by the IRS even though he was perfectly within his rights to do so and hence he willingly forfeited that money.
“The seizure of the $460,000 USD had NOTHING [sic] to do with drugs or links to drug trafficking.
“Rather it had EVERYTHING to do with tax and it was the IRS that claimed it.
“The FBI investigated Tinubu for links to drugs and laundering drug money and they found NOTHING.
“He came out clean. Most of the money they originally seized was returned.
“The money that was not returned had NOTHING to do with drugs.
“Tinubu is a clean, wholesome, hard-working and innocent man and those making these allegations are simply trying to derail his presidential ambition.
“They are also filled with hate and they resent his great successes in life.”
The former minister further queried if $1 million was later returned to Tinubu, clearing that Tinubu was not indicted for any crime whatsoever.