FBI’S THREAT TO RELEASE TINUBU’S CRIMINAL RECORDS: MATTERS ARISING
The decision by the FBI to release the information was borne out of the need to comply with a freedom of information request first filed last year by Nigerian journalists, David Hundeyin, in collaboration with some anti-corruption agencies in the US.
The secret service claimed to have over 2,500 documents relating to Tinubu in its database, which it planned to release in batches starting late October.
Jeffrey Guterman, in collaboration with Nigerian journalists and anti-corruption agencies in the US, has filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the FBI to release 2,500 documents related to Bola Tinubu, President of Nigeria.
The documents are said to contain details of a 1993 drug trafficking case and other related offences in which Tinubu was allegedly involved.
The FBI has reportedly agreed to begin releasing the documents in batches starting late October.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an important piece of legislation that allows the public to request access to information from the US government.
Nigerians are eager have access to the FBI’s file on President Bola Tinubu.
However, there are concerns that the US government may be unwilling to release the information in order to maintain its leverage over Tinubu and gain diplomatic or financial advantages.
The FBI’s announcement that it will release the 2,500 documents related to Bola Tinubu in late October is generating significant interest and speculation.
The documents are said to contain details of a wide range of alleged criminal activities, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and fraud.
The release of the documents could have significant implications for the US-Nigeria relationship.
Some analysts have also suggested that the US government may be seeking to use the documents as leverage in diplomatic negotiations with Nigeria, or to gain political or economic concessions.
It must be noted that the potential implications of these development for Nigeria’s national security, economy, and democratic institutions cannot be overemphasized.
For example, Tinubu could potentially be willing to compromise the country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and economic interests in order to protect himself from the release of the documents.
He could also use his influence to undermine democratic institutions, including the judiciary, the media, and civil society organizations.
Other potential consequences of such actions for ordinary Nigerians if Tinubu were to compromise national security could lead to increased violence and instability,
which could in turn affect the livelihoods of ordinary citizens.
Or, if he were to undermine the economy, it could lead to increased poverty and inequality, which could negatively impact the well-being of the people.
This could have very dangerous consequences for Nigeria, both in terms of its stability and the well-being of its people.
This is why It is important to consider the character and integrity of those who seek positions of power, and to ensure that they are held accountable for their actions.
Meanwhile some Nigerians are calling on TInubu to resign before he uses all our commonwealth to bribe and settle the FBI
Some also said that it will be very important for him to tender his resignation and apologize to Nigerians for presenting a forged certificate to the Independent Electoral Commission—INEC.