As the probe against APC chieftain and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu deepens, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has requested copies of his declaration of assets form from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBC).
According to People’s Gazette, inquest into Tinubu started back in November 2020, immediately after the former chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu was removed.
The letter marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020 and addressed to the Code of Conduct Bureau, was signed by the then Lagos zonal head, Abdulrasheed Bawa who is now the Chairman of the EFCC.
“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.”
Speaking to PUNCH on the subject, a senior EFCC official confirmed the authenticity of the letter, stating that it was part of a wider probe.
The source added that the probe was sequel to some petitions written against Tinubu since 2018 which Magu had failed to act on.
“The letter is authentic. The EFCC is in receipt of several petitions against Tinubu including one involving alleged fraud in Alpha Beta Consulting.”