The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has deepened the probing of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.
In this regard, the Commission has written to the Code of Conduct Bureau, demanding copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration.
The letter issued and signed by the then EFCC Lagos Zonal Head, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is now the Chairman of the Commission, was marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322 and dated November 6, 2020.
According to reports, the probe into the Jagaban of Lagos begun last year following the removal of the former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
The letter partly reads,
“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.”
The EFCC Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached by newsmen to get his comment on the issue.
But, a senior EFCC official affirms that the letter was true and original and that it was part of the larger picture seeking to probe Asiwaju.
According to the official who asks to remain anonymous, he told the newsmen that the investigation was summoned after some petition was written against Tinubu, which the former EFCC boss, Magu failed to work on.
The source confirmed,
“The letter is authentic. The EFCC is in receipt of several petitions against Tinubu, including one involving alleged fraud in Alpha Beta Consulting.”