Tinubu’s Aide Gives Fresh Update On Move To Investigate Tinubu’s Asset Declaration.

OnyxNews Nigeria reports that Tunde Rahman, aide to a former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said he has not received any letter from the Code of Conduct Bureau seeking Tinubu’s asset declaration form.

On Wednesday, Tunde Rahman who is Tinubu’s media aide, told SaharaReporters that any details about such a letter, if it was indeed written, were with the CCB, and not them.

Rahman was reacting to a report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had deepened its investigation into the APC leader, by writing a letter to the CCB, requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.

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.

But in an interview with SaharaReporters, Rahman said he doesn’t know about such a letter.

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,” Rahman said.

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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.”

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