Certified true copies of Bola Tinubu’s drug trafficking and money laundering case in Chicago released by U.S court

Twitter has been agog after a United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois released certified true copies of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s drug trafficking and money laundering case in Chicago.

In the judgement docketed on July 26, 1993, and certified by Thomas O. Burton, the clerk of the court, Tinubu was indicted for heroin trafficking in the state of Illinois through a proxy organization owned by one Adegboyega Mueez Akande.

The former Lagos state Governor subsequently forfeited the proceeds of the crime to the U.S. government. The money ($460,000), which was held by First Heritage Bank and Citibank in trust for Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), was forfeited to the U.S. government for being proceeds of drug-related offences.

Certified true copies of Bola Tinubu's drug trafficking and money laundering case in Chicago released by U.S court

In the 59-page attested court judgment,  Michael J. Shepard, the attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, said in 1993 that the court has jurisdiction over the case brought to it by special agent Kevin Moss.

The latest certified copies of the court case, obtained on August 10, showed Tinubu and two others named K.O. Tinubu and Alhaji Mogati were involved in banking proceeds of illicit drugs and money laundering with Heritage Bank and Citibank.

Though Tinubu has not commented on the narcotics case, he told the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) in his application to stand for the presidential election that he had no prior criminal convictions.

See excerpts of the court judgement below…



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