2023: Presidency finally opens up on Tinubu’s alleged investigation, gives more clarifications

March 10, 2021
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– Abubakar Malami has denied a report that his office is investigating Bola Tinubu

– The minister of justice noted that no suit has been instituted against the APC national leader before any court

– Malami, however, said that the EFCC and the CCB have the right to prosecute any Nigerian regardless of his or her calibre in the society

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The presidency finally addressed the purported plan to investigate the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The Punch reports that the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has said his office is not investigating the former governor of Lagos state.

Legit.ng gathered that Malami said this during an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Tuesday, March 9.

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2023: Presidency finally opens up on Tinubu's alleged investigation, gives more clarifications

The minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has denied the alleged investigation of Tinubu. Credit: @AsiwajuTinubu
Source: Twitter

Malami, however, said he could not say if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) were investigating Tinubu since the two agencies had statutory powers to commence probes and prosecute people.

He said:

“The office of the AGF and its arm, which is the director of public prosecutions, has not initiated any proceedings and no investigation has been instituted at its instance by any agency of the government be it EFCC or the Code of Conduct Bureau.”

The report noted that the EFCC had in November 2020 written a letter to the CCB requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Tinubu on Friday, March 5, berated the administration of the ex-governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode.

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It was reported that at a ceremony to commission a flyover bridge at Pen Cinema, which was started by Ambode’s administration, Tinubu said the ship of the state, under Ambode, was heading in the wrong direction.

He said the ugly development led to the decision by political leaders to bring Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat on board.

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Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at Legit.ng. He holds both B.A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.

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