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Where is the criminal suit ex-AGF Adoke filed against Tinubu over FBI letter that he was never a Chicago State University student?

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A Global Peace Ambassador and an investigative journalist, Mr. Jackson Ude, has wondered what became of the criminal suit filed by a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was then the Governor of Lagos State.

The suit was filed following a letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where the agency categorically stated that Tinubu was never a student of Chicago State University (CSU).

Mr. Ude expressed the concern after posting the FBI letter on his social media “X” (formerly Twitter) handle, @jacksonpbn, on Thursday.

See a copy of the letter below:

FBI on Tinubu and Chicago State University
FBI on Tinubu and Chicago State University

Former AGF Adoke had charged Tinubu to a Federal High Court for lying about his academic records.

In the suit with file no: FH/Abj/RC/o4/2011, Tinubu was charged on two counts of perjury and declaration of false statement in 1999 and 2003 respectively.

Count one reads:

“That you, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (M) on or about the 20th day of December, 1999 at Ikeja, Lagos State on the occasion of making a statement on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Form CF 001 which you submitted at the INEC headquarters in Abuja touching on your educational background a statement required by law to be made on oath did knowingly make a false statement on oath to wit: you stated on the said Form CF 001 that you attended Government College, Ibadan between 1965 and 1968 both dates inclusive whereas in truth you did not attend the said school within the stated period and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 191 of the Criminal Code Cap 77 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 as retained in Section 191 Cap C38 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

Count two reads:

“That you, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (M) on or about the 13th day of January, 2003 at Ikeja, Lagos State on the occasion of making a statement on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Form CF 001 which you submitted at the INEC he3dquarters in Abuja touching on your educational background a statement required by law to be made on oath, did knowingly make a false statement on oath to wit: you stated on the said Form CF 001 that you attended Government College, Ibadan between 1965 and 1968 both dates inclusive whereas in truth you did not attend the said school within the stated period and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 191 of the Criminal Code Cap 77 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 as retained in Section 191 Cap C38 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

See a copy of the suit attached below:

Taking into consideration the FBI letter that Tinubu was never a student of the Chicago State University and the criminal suit against Tinubu filed by Adoke, Ude recalled:

“In 2011 after the FBI had confirmed that Bola Tinubu was never a student of the Chicago State University, the Federal Government through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, charged Bola Tinubu to a Federal High Court for lying about his academic records.”

He concluded with the resignation: “Only God knows why the case was discontinued.”

Tinubu and the Chicago State University are currently under fire following a suit filed at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against the University, demanding details of his purported enrolment as a student at the school.

In the meantime, the University has, Tuesday morning, locked its official “X” handle from the general public after it came under torrent attack by angry Nigerians over the manner it has been handling the certificate saga of President Bola Tinubu. Read more.

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