LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) has announced plans to start releasing 2,500 documents relating to President Bola Tinubu in its database.
According to a new court filing obtained by The Gazette, FBI notes that this would be effective October ending 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 11 September 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.”
This is following the initial reluctance by the FBI to turn over the documents in line with a freedom of information request first filed in 2022.
This disclosure is expected to answer questions about when Tinubu entered the U.S., under which name he entered and activities he has been involved in ever since.
Details about his forfeiture of $460,000 over drug dealing in Chicago in the 1990s are also expected to be in the records to be released.
Recall that voiceofnaija.ng earlier reported that, Aaron Greenspan, who runs PlainSite, a website that pushes anti-corruption and transparency in public service, filed the freedom of information request in collaboration with Nigerian journalist, David Hundeyin.