The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (OAGF) has said it is not investigating Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday.
The clarification comes after media reports indicated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) are investigating Tinubu, a two-term former Lagos State governor.
The EFCC is under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Justice, while the CCB is under the Presidency.
Malami, however, said he could not confirm if the EFCC or CCB are investigating Tinubu, noting that the two agencies had statutory powers to commence probes and prosecute people.
“The Office of the AGF, as you rightly know, has not taken any decision, has not filed or institute any action before any court in the land relating to Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” the AGF said on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“But then, within the context of the law as you rightly know, the EFCC and the Code of Conduct are all statutory bodies vested with statutory powers to act within the context of the law establishing them. So, I am not in a position to give you a precise answer.
“The Office of the AGF and its arm, which is the Director of Public Prosecutions, has not initiated any proceedings and no investigation has been instituted at its instance by any agency of government be it EFCC or the Code of Conduct Bureau.”
The EFCC had in November 2020 written a letter to the CCB requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.
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