We are not investigating Tinubu for ‘criminal forfeiture to U.S’ – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is not investigating Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as speculated in some quarters.

On Saturday, a press release purportedly from the electoral commission inundated of probes to ascertain if Mr Tinubu has committed offences contradicting the electoral act with the release of the Certified True Copies (CTC) of his forfeited funds to the U.S government in 1993.

The APC candidate, through one of his surrogates, Festus Keyamo, claimed the forfeited $460,000, three decades ago, are tax deductions and not proceeds of drug trafficking despite sharing an apartment with drug lords in Chicago.

In a statement by Festus Okoye, its spokesperson, INEC denied the epistle emanated from the commission, saying it was “utterly fake.”

“We wish to state categorically that the said press release did not emanate from the commission nor is it pursuing the purported course of action,” the statement partly reads. “It is the handiwork of mischief makers and utterly fake.”