Atiku’s Aide to Tinubu: $460,000 Forfeiture Related to Drug Trafficking, Not Tax Evasion

Atiku’s Aide to Tinubu: $460,000 Forfeiture Related to Drug Trafficking, Not Tax Evasion

Mr Phrank Shaibu, Special Assistant on Public Communication to Atiku Abubakar, has criticized the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, for attempting to present the $460,000 drug money forfeiture as a tax evasion case. Shaibu argued that this was a futile attempt to rewrite history.

In a statement released in Abuja, Shaibu revealed that the truth had finally been revealed through the processes filed by the APC at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. He pointed out that Justice John Nordberg had ordered on October 4, 1993, that the funds in the amount of $460,000 held in First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu represented the proceeds of narcotics trafficking or were involved in financial transactions in violation of 18 U.S. 1956 and 1957.

Shaibu emphasized that Tinubu cannot outrun his past, and he should stop lying to Nigerians. He revealed that Tinubu had millions of dollars in his account while on a salary of $2,500 monthly and that he forfeited part of it to escape jail after being investigated in relation to heroin trafficking.

Shaibu also criticized Festus Keyamo, saying that his lack of understanding of the legal proceedings was one of the reasons he failed as a prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He urged US authorities to provide the Nigerian judiciary with all information relating to the trial and verdict of the US investigation of Tinubu over drug dealings and his forfeiture of the sum of $460,000.

Shaibu concluded by saying that a Tinubu presidency would represent a setback in the fight against narcotics, given his antecedents and his open admission that he lived with known drug kingpins.

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