Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Tuesday said his office had neither ordered an investigation of not was it investigating the former Lagos governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Malami, while speaking on Channel Television programme Sunrise Daily, said as the nation’s chief law officer, he has not ordered any probe of the former governor of Lagos State and has no plans to do so.
His comment was in reaction to reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently investigating the APC chieftain.
An online platform, Peoples Gazette, had published a letter written since November last year where the anti-graft agency had sought information from the Code of Conduct Bureau on the assets declaration forms of Tinubu and former Lagos State governor now Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola.
The EFCC letter was written based on some petitions against the duo which the EFCC has since found to be baseless.
In that report, Peoples Gazette had mischievously blocked out Fashola’s name in the EFCC letter.
However, the Attorney-General said his office has not directed either the EFCC or CCB to investigate Tinubu.
Malami said: “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.
“However, 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 by either EFCC or the Code of Conduct Bureau against the APC chieftain,” he said.