The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has said that his office is not investigating former Lagos State Governor, and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola Tinubu.
There were reports last week that Tinubu is under investigation for financial fraud but Malami stated that such an investigation is not from his office.
Malami said this during an interview with Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Tuesday monitored by VANTAGE NEWS.
He however failed to overrule the possibility of Tinubu being investigated by the EFCC because they (EFCC) have the statutory powers to act within the context of law that established them.
“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. 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,” Malami said while responding to a question.
Recall that the EFCC had in November 2020 written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.