A renowned Nigerian independent journalist, David Hundeyin has made a shocking revelation about the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In a long article on his ‘West Africa weekly’ he took a swipe at the early life of the former governor of Lagos state.
These revelations accompanied with numerous evidences shows that Tinubu was an accountant with Mobil Nigeria ltd in Fairfax,Virginia US in 1979 after his studies and Asiwaju was associated with two drug kingpins namely, Adegboyega Mueez Akande and Abiodun Agbele, who were involved in heroine trafficking to the US.
Suspicions arose when the APC presidential candidate claimed he received $850,000 bonus as a result of his work on a single onsite engagement with Mobil. In 1993 Tinubu allegedly deposited $1.8million into his account which suggested him as a “bagman” handling laundering proceeds of heroin trafficking for a Nigerian drug ring in Chicago. The Nigerian media however dismissed it as a big mistake and mischaracterisation.
Tinubu’s involvement with heroine trafficking and money laundering was investigated by Agent Kevin Moss, he analysed financial documents including bank statements, money orders, cashier’s check, tax returns and wire transfers of huge amounts of cash generated by individuals who are members of heroine distribution organization, which led to the conclusion that the accounts controlled by Tinubu were involved in financial transactions representing proceeds of drug trafficking.
”The investigation, which began in 1988 has identified Adegboyega Mueez Akande, and his nephew, Abiodun Agbele as key figures in the trade and distribution of heroin. The investigation identifies the third individual working with the duo to launder their money as a certain Bola Tinubu.
In December 1989, Akande takes Tinubu to a First Heritage Bank to open an individual money account. On the application, Tinubu gives his address as 7504 South Stewart Avenue, Chicago, which is the same address Akande uses as his heroin trap house. Special Agent Moss discovers that Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu has previously opened a joint account at the same bank with Audrey Akande, wife of Adegboyega Mueez Akande.
On January 4, 1990, just 5 days after opening the account, Tinubu deposits $80,000 into it. On a subsequent credit application dated January 6, 1990, Tinubu states that he is an employee of Mobil Oil Nigeria Limited, with a total monthly salary of $2,400 and no other sources of income. He gives his address as 7504 South Stewart, and lists Akande as his cousin
Despite earning $2,400 a month with no other known source of income, bank records from First Heritage Bank show that over the course of 1990 alone, Bola Tinubu deposits $661,000 into his individual money market account, followed by a further $1,216,500 in 1991. (If you’re paying attention, that is roughly equal to the $1,800,000 he would later claim he made from Deloitte bonuses and salary deposits).
When Special Agent Moss interviews Mobil Oil reps about Tinubu’s employment, they confirm that Tinubu works at Mobil Oil Nigeria as a treasurer, in a capacity that does not involve transfer or custody of large amounts of money. Moss also discovers that Tinubu has failed to file US income tax returns since 1984″.
Hundeyin in his article also purported that Tinubu bought houses worth millions of dollars in cash payment same as his young children who clearly cannot afford the luxury houses they bought in the US, all these boils down to the claim that Tinubu was/is a drug lord before he became Lagos state governor in 1999. However during his time in office Dapo Apara sued him at Alpha Beta consultants for financial impropriety and money laundering but the case died as the court got burnt including the case files therein.