Festus Keyamo, the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign team, revealed that in the early 1990s, US government authorities connected 10 bank accounts to Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, amid charges of drug trafficking.
Keyamo claimed that the United States Government had taken $460,000 as an investment tax deduction from one of the accounts.
He disclosed this while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday.
A court document reportedly indicting Tinubu of drug dealings and money laundering recently surfaced online.
The document released by the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said Tinubu was investigated for money laundering and drug trafficking 30 years ago.
Speaking on the issue, Keyamo said the APC presidential candidate was responsible for the accounts, but some were traced to his mother and “relatives.”
“The US government said he had not paid tax on those interests. That is all and guess what? The banks are supposed to deduct the tax from source.
“Out of the 10 accounts, it was only one account – the one in Heritage Bank – that they took $460,000 as tax on interest that he benefited from the investment he made in those accounts.
“In fact, all the money in Heritage Bank was not taken; they took only $460,000 as tax.”
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