UberFacts, an online web service app has released documents alleging that the Nigerian President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu surrendered $460,000 proceeds allegedly from heroin trafficking to the United States government.
The documents states the ruling of the Chicago court by Magistrate Rijcklo which held that Tinubu and his associates peddled drugs “on a large scale and the operations were substantial”.
Rijcklo stated that the monies recovered “represent proceeds of narcotics trafficking and further represent property involved in money laundering in violation of 18 USC §§ 1956 and 1957”.
The documents in question have triggered avalanche of reactions on various social media platforms.
Since the report of his settlement deal became public, critics of his presidential ambition have called for a more extensive probe and trial to test his fitness for office.
Meanwhile, Tinubu’s camp had earlier fired back, saying the call was an attempt to “wake up a dead horse”.
The spokesman of the APC presidential campaign, Bayo Onanuga, recently described the documents in circulation as a “campaign of calumny” adding that “The Muckrakers are back in business.”
Onanuga on his Facebook page wrote, “The Muckrakers back in business.
“The Tinubu traducers on Tuesday returned to their usual campaign of calumny, this time waking up the carcass of a drug allegation in America that was buried in 1993.
“Long after the campaign failed in 2003, it resurfaced weeks to the primary election of the All Progressives Congress. The opponents thought it was lethal enough to make the APC disqualify Tinubu from the race.
“It failed spectacularly and Tinubu went on to win the primary with a landslide. The muckrakers are back again with the same story, dressed as ‘certified true copy’ from the U.S. Court.
“The campaign’s media and publicity director, Bayo Onanuga had perused the new document and dismissed it as the same old tale. It is as dead as a dodo”