…Falsifies drug dealing allegations
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was neither involved nor convicted for criminal drug dealing, the United States (US) government has said.
The US offered the clarification while responding to a petition filed a while back seeking details about the failed suit brought against Tinubu over unsubstantiated allegations of drug dealing and purported questionable financial transactions in the country.
This falsifies reports amplified by his political opponents who are recycling an unsuccessful suit in which the former Lagos Governor was cleared of all charges.
In its response signed by Micheal H. Bonner, the Legal officer of the consulate office in Nigeria, the US said “a records check of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) was conducted” and “the results of the checks were negative for any criminal arrest records, wants, or warrants for Bola Ahmed Tinubu”.
The response, which re-emphasized the acquittal of Tinubu of all charges by the court, poured cold water on the propagandist efforts of his political opponents who are portraying old court papers, which merely detailed the unfounded and never substantiated allegations, as new and recent facts.