What I Know About Tinubu’s Alleged Drugs Traffic Case: Ex-FBI Special Agent speaks
By our reporter
Akib Abiola, a former FBI Agent in the United States of America has condemned the allegation that the President Elect of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was involved in drugs and money laundering.
He said the allegations were false and malicious as he was the one who helped Tinubu to facilitate Asylum visa in 1994.
The former FBI Agent was seen in a viral video, saying the allegations of drugs and money laundering labeled against the President Elect was pure nonsense.
The ex FBI Agent noted that he facilitated the United States of America asylum for Tinubu as NADECO Leader with the US State Department in 1994.
In the viral video, Abiola insisted that all the reports about Tinubu’s involvement in drugs and money laundering in the US are pure nonsense with no iota of truth as there was no such case in his files.
He revealed that the US will not give an asylum visa to anyone who has or has had drugs or money laundering charges against them.
He added that every information he said can be verified in the US State Department and US Embassy in the UK.
He noted that no warrant has ever been issued against the former two-term Lagos State Governor and he has never been arrested for drugs or money laundering.
He stated that he has never been charged, prosecuted or convicted for drugs and money laundering in the US or anywhere in the world.
He noted that he worked for a US intelligence agency in Washington DC and was also a Special Agent for the FBI, which enabled him to facilitate Tinubu’s asylum.
He stated that he assisted the Bureau in establishing its offices in Nigeria, while noting that due to his position at the time, he was able to help several Nigerians who left the country because of the political crisis.
Abiola said because of the political crisis then, he obtained entry visas for some of them, while some were asylum visas.
The former FBI Agent stated that Tinubu was dedicated to democracy as one of the leaders of National Democratic Coalition, while noting that most politicians in London at that time always had meetings in the midnight.
He said there was no information of any kind in Tinubu’s file in the State Department about drugs or money laundering.
He stated that he has known Tinubu for almost 40 years and they were both with Abiola, who won the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election when he emerged the candidate of the Social Democratic Party at its National Convention in Jos, the Plateau State capital, in 1993.
He concluded that he is willing to make the statement under oath.