Femi Fani-Kayode, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, stated on Saturday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had indeed investigated Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, for “links to drugs and laundering drug money.”
A former Minister of Aviation, Fani-Kayode stated that authorities in the United States “found nothing” after conducting the investigation.
It is important to keep in mind that Tinubu, who served as governor of Lagos State for two terms, allegedly turned over to the US government $460,000 in alleged drug money.
Festus Keyamo (SAN), the spokesperson for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, stated that the money was tax deductions from one of Tinubu’s 10 accounts in the United States. The account in question was located in the United States.
Fani-Kayode wrote the following in an article that was published on his official website: “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 as a result, he willingly forfeited that money.” Fani-Kayode was providing additional commentary on the issue.
The United States dollar amount of $460,000 that was seized had nothing to do with drugs or links to the trafficking of drugs.
“Rather, it was everything to do with taxes, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was the one who claimed it,” she said.
“During their investigation, the FBI looked into Tinubu to see if he had any ties to the drug trade or was involved in the laundering of money from drug sales, but they came up empty. He did not make any mistakes.
The majority of the money that was initially taken from us has been given back.
“The drug situation has absolutely NOTHING to do with the money that was not returned.
“Tinubu is a clean, wholesome, hard-working, and innocent man, and those making these allegations are simply trying to derail his presidential ambition,” those making the allegations said.