Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has denied reports that his office is probing Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State.
Mr Malami was reported to have initiated the probe aimed at scheming out the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain who is speculated to be planning on succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in office.
He is said to have teamed up with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which has written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) last year November, demanding the assets declaration forms of the former governor, all in a bid to edge out his alleged rival.
“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,” Mr Malami who is reportedly eyeing the presidency said while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today Tuesday.
“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,” he added.