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Bloomberg Article Reveals How Tinubu Allegedly Laundered Proceeds of Heroin Trafficking In US, Sanwo-Olu’s Aide Reacts

The article revealed that the US accused him of laundering proceeds of heroin trafficking and finally reached a settlement”.

An article by Bloomberg has revealed that the US accused Bola Tinubu of laundering proceeds of heroin trafficking and finally reached a settlement. 

Bloomberg had shared the article titled “Graft Allegations Dog Nigeria’s Main Presidential Hopefuls”, centered on the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar and BolaTinubu forward of the 2023 presidential Election.

However, this didn’t go down properly with Jubril Gawat, a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on New Media.

Gawat in his put up, defended the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate in regards to the damning report.

In the article, it was said that Tinubu who’s a former Governor of Lagos state, “fought a lawsuit in which the US accused him of laundering proceeds of heroin trafficking and eventually reached a settlement”. 

It learn; 

Front-runner Bola Tinubu, who secured the ruling {party}’s nomination earlier this month, was being investigated by the nation’s anti-corruption company as not too long ago as final June. Three many years in the past he fought a lawsuit wherein the US authorities accused him of laundering the proceeds of heroin trafficking and finally reached a settlement. 

In July 1993, when Tinubu briefly served as a Nigerian senator, the US authorities filed a forfeiture lawsuit in Chicago towards financial institution accounts in his identify, claiming there was “probable cause” to imagine they held the proceeds of heroin dealing. The case adopted a probe by the Internal Revenue Service and different companies right into a trafficking community involving Nigerian suppliers.

The IRS secured warrants in January 1992 to grab nearly $2 million, in accordance with courtroom filings. While dwelling in Chicago between 1989 and 1991, Tinubu had deposited greater than $1.8 million into one of the accounts, earlier than transferring giant sums to a different financial institution, in accordance with the US authorities’s grievance. While disputing the US’s motive for concentrating on the accounts, Tinubu settled in September 1993, agreeing to surrender $460,000 to the US authorities in alternate for the discharge of the remaining of the cash. Tinubu wasn’t indicted over the matter.

Gawat who reacted to the article, shared a screenshot of the half which said that Tinubu was by no means indicted. He tweeted “Tinubu was never indicted over the matter”. 

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