The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) alongside, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are set to release over 2500 documents on Bola Tinubu.
Leading edge a fresh court document obtained by Peoples Gazette stated that the FBI would begin disclosing the records in October and would cap the release at 500 pages per month.
“FBI has identified a total of approximately 2500 pages potentially responsive to FOIA requests 1553430-00 and 1587544-000,” the U.S. body said in a status report docketed on September 11 at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. “FBI plans a processing schedule of 500 pages per month, with an initial release anticipated by the end of October 2023.”
The CIA, IRS and DEA have also stipulated readiness to turn over thousands of pages of Tinubu-related records in the coming weeks.
CIA says that effective October, its Department would start turning over 450 pages every six weeks from its archive on Mr Tinubu.
The development comes as Mr Tinubu’s prior claims around his admission into Chicago State University (CSU) come under additional scrutiny with a fresh lawsuit by Atiku Abubakar, his main challenger at the 2023 presidential election. The Gazette reported only last week that Mr Tinubu gained admission to study business administration (with a major in accounting) using his 1970 O’Level results based strictly on high school science subjects — physics, chemistry and biology.
In 2022, CSU sent records to Nigerian attorney Mike Enahoro-Ebah, based on a subpoena to the institution, that showed a female Bola Tinubu attended CSU and studied the same course as the Nigerian leader.
The 2022 records showed that a Bola Tinubu had graduated from the school on July 27, 1979, which the school dubbed a clerical error and said the correct date is July 22, 1979, fuelling suspicions that the school might be in on a cover-up for Mr Tinubu. Mr Tinubu had already presented a certificate that Mr Abubakar’s lawyers said might have been fabricated because the officials who signed the records were not at the school when Mr Tinubu graduated in 1979 or in 2022 when a reprint was issued.