These are not the best of times for Ahmed Bola Tinubu. Despite his failing health owing to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, it appears that self-appointed National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former Governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Bola Tinubu is still being invited for questioning over drug crimes and criminal activity allegedly committed in the United States.
A report monitored on the Federal Bureau of Investigations “Crime Data Explorer” revealed an open warrant seeking the arrest of the Asiwaju over unanswered questions relating to his indictment in 1995 over cocaine, heroin and gun related crimes.
It would be recalled that the US government seized cocaine, heroin, guns and other items used in operating the drug ring in Chicago from Tinubu.
“It is true that he is still a suspect and the case against him is very much open, a US Security source said. “Even if today Tinubu decides to visit the United States again, he would be questioned.“His crime is not one that can be swept under the carpet just like that.
“The usual suspicion by the United States and other countries is that once you have a criminal record, you must be monitored properly in order to forestall you committing the same crime again.”
Unable To Visit Aso Villa Tinubu’s drug crime life has refused to go away from the U.S authorities even as mainstream media houses in Nigeria have been largely compromised and would not report the atrocities and conviction of the APC leader It would be recalled that the APC national leader was indicted by the United States Government for drug and fraud related offences.
According to the document, signed by a former United States Government Narcotics Attache in its embassy in Nigeria, Andre W. Kellum, Tinubu operated an organisation that distributed cocaine.
Kellum who signed the U.S documents while serving in Nigeria, is now Regional Director for the Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Kellum said that though Tinubu was not subjected to criminal prosecution, the fact that he acceded to forfeiting funds to the United States Government was on its own a conviction.
The letter, in its opinion section, noted, “Former paragraph 6 above, Ahmed Bola Tinubu was involved in Money Laundering Transactions along with Mueez Adegboyega Akande and Abiodun Agbele in the United States of America.
“Arising from the case, Ahmed Bola Tinubu forfeited 460,000 US dollars to the United States Government being proceeds of narcotic trafficking or property involved in financial transactions in violation of 18 USO 1956 and 1957 and therefore was forfeitable to the United States