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Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 9:04pm On Jul 17, 2013
Sahara Reporters has obtained original copies of a judgement in the case of United States v Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, in which Bola Tinubu was charged (along with other defendants) in a case of massive drug trafficking and money laundering. This judgement directly relates to (and further documents) the September 16, 2008 "How U.S Federal Agents succesfully Linked Bola Tinubu to drug Trafficking Ring in Chicago" report by Sahara Reporters

Snippets of the case and subsequent judgement are presented below. The complete document (VERY LARGE pdf file - 4mb) can be downloaded at the end of this report.

The United States of America, by its attorney, Michael J. Shepard, United States Attorney for Northern District of Illinois, for its verified complaint of forfeiture, states as follows:

1. This is a FORFEITURE action under 21 U.S.C , ss88 and 18, ss 981.....
2. The DEFENDANT funds are located in the above-described accounts and were SEIZED pursuant to PROCESS ISSUED BY THIS COURT....
...
4.... beginning as early as 1998, Adegboyega Mueez Akande, WITH OTHERS OPERATED a organiszation (sic) which DISTRIBUTED WHITE HEROIN, a controlled substance under Title 21 of the United States Code.
5.... this DISTRIBUTION OPERATION was conducted on a LARGE SCALE and the PROCEEDS of the operation SUBSTANTIAL. The defendant funds represent proceeds of this OPERATION of property involved in MONEY LAUNDERING.
6.... the defendant funds represent  proceeds of NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING ... and ... MONEY LAUNDERING..... the funds are therefore FOREFEITABLE to the United States....

JUDGEMENT:
j... Neither a claim nor answer has been filed on behalf of the defendant funds .... accordingly, it hereby
ORDERED that the funds in the AMOUNT of $460,000 in account.... in the name of BOLA TINUBU represents proceeds of NARCOTICS or were involved in financial transactions in violation of 18 U.S.C ss 1956 and 1957 and therefore these funds are forfeit to the United States.....

http://mobile.saharareporters.com/news-page/bola-tinubus-heroin-tainted-assets-forfeiture-judgement
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 9:09pm On Jul 17, 2013
Breeze don blow!

Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 9:27pm On Jul 17, 2013
It's so sad that the opposition can only throw up a drug dealer as their leader.

No wonder GEJ termed ACN a party of rascals.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by ckkris: 9:33pm On Jul 17, 2013
Is it the Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu, or, a different Bola Tinubu.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by OBAGADAFFI: 9:35pm On Jul 17, 2013
nwabobo: It's so sad that the opposition can only throw up a drug dealer as their leader.

No wonder GEJ termed ACN a party of rascals.

ANOTHER DELUSIONAL Igbo MAN.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 9:36pm On Jul 17, 2013
ckkris: Is it the Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu, or, a different Bola Tinubu.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Husband to a senator, father inlaw to a hon member house of representative and father to the Iyaloja of Lagos.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by Willy1willy: 9:42pm On Jul 17, 2013
You see, is Tinubu not the god and leader of the Yorubas, i said it, Yorubas glorifies Fraudulent lifestye
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by adconline(m): 9:42pm On Jul 17, 2013
This is an old news!
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by sleekdot(m): 9:46pm On Jul 17, 2013
Thats Tinubu at the last years DNC convention in front of the FBI and everyone, If FBI wants him they should have arrested him there

Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by Emperor007: 9:50pm On Jul 17, 2013
OBAGADAFFI:

ANOTHER DELUSIONAL Igbo MAN.




^^^


Is the story true or false?




.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 9:52pm On Jul 17, 2013
OBAGADAFFI:

ANOTHER DELUSIONAL Igbo MAN.
Deal with the message and not the messenger.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 9:56pm On Jul 17, 2013
sleekdot: Thats Tinubu at the last years DNC convention in front of the FBI and everyone, If FBI wants him they should have arrested him there

Dude, read before commenting. No where in the article was it mentioned that Tinubu is wanted. He was tried, convicted and the penalty was asset forfeiture.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by OBAGADAFFI: 10:04pm On Jul 17, 2013
nwabobo: Deal with the message and not the messenger.

Your massage is false, why can't the US arrest the drug lord.

You Igbos just love looking for trouble.

I can see you have been digging up tread everywhere to Tarnish the image of your perceived opponents.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 10:08pm On Jul 17, 2013
OBAGADAFFI:

Your massage is false, why can't the US arrest the drug lord.

You Igbos just love looking for trouble.

I can see you have been digging up tread everywhere to Tarnish the image of your perceived opponents.
Just like your camp dig up news as old as 1983 to portray Buhari as an anti corruption crusader.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by OBAGADAFFI: 10:12pm On Jul 17, 2013
nwabobo: Just like your camp dig up news as old as 1983 to portray Buhari as an anti corruption crusader.
So you now agree, that you are guilty digging up tread and tarnishing images.

By the way what came do i belong.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 10:20pm On Jul 17, 2013
OBAGADAFFI:
So you now agree, that you are guilty digging up tread and tarnishing images.

By the way what came do i belong.
How can I tarnish an already tarnished image? I'm only bringing information to the attention of those who were hitherto ignorant.

Now, can you dispute what I posted? If you can't, then keep shut.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by Maxymilliano(m): 10:21pm On Jul 17, 2013
This is no more news, Tinubu has always been a confirmed rogue ...

U.S AGENTS EXPOSE BOLA TINUBU'S DRUG TRAFFICKING DEALS

Facts have emerged that the erstwhile Governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu may have been involved in a white heroin trafficking network which operated in Chicago and some parts of Indiana and led by one Adegboyega Mueez Akande between 1988 and 1993. The source of the white heroine was identified as one Mr. Lee Andrew Edwards who was incarcerated for attempting to murder a federal agent while the agent was executing a search warrant on him.

According to the Verified Complaint for forfeiture in case No. 93 C 4483 Obtained by SaharaReporters, which was filed on July 26, 1993 before the Hon. Judge Nordberg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Government urged the Court to order the forfeiture of funds in accounts Nos. 263226700 held by First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu, funds in accounts 39483134, 39483396, 4650279566, 00400220, 39936404 and 39936383 held by Citibank N.A in the name of Bola Tinubu and funds in accounts 52050-89451952,52050-89451952, 52050-89451953 held by Citibank in the name of Bola Tinubu because there was probable cause to believe that the funds in Tinubu's bank accounts represented proceeds of narcotics trafficking or were monies involved in financial transactions in violations of 18 U.S.C, sections 1956 and 1957 and therefore, was forfeitable to the U.S Government.

However, in a tacit defense of the ownership of the funds, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu averred in Court that the funds belonged to himself, his wife, K.O Tinubu and his surrogate mother, Alhaja Mogaji and warranted that they had exclusive right, title and interest to the funds.

In an affidavit sworn to by Kevin Moss, a Special Agent with the United States Internal Revenue Service, criminal investigation division in support of the verified complaint for forfeiture of Bola Tinubu's moneys held in various Bank accounts, the agent gave a vivid account of how he came to the conclusion that the funds were proceeds of narcotics transaction in violation of the U.S law.

Mr. Moss averred that prior to and during 1988; the government became involved in the investigation of a white heroin trafficking network operating in Chicago, Illinois and Hammond, Indiana. The investigation disclosed that an individual known as Lee Andrew Edwards was a source of white heroin. The government sources provided information about Lee Andrew Edwards including the identity of a telephone number which activated in electronic pager. This pager according to him was to be called to place an order for white heroin. According to Mr. Moss, this pager was subscribed to by one Adegboyega Mueez Akande who at that time was a resident of Chicago.

Mr. Moss further averred that during February 1988, an individual named Abiodun Agbele arrived in the U.S from Nigeria and during investigation by the government, Agbele disclosed that Akande was his uncle who provided him an apartment in Hammond, Indiana.

According to Agbele, Mr. Akande returned to Nigeria in1990; however, before he left, he instructed Agbale to serve as a source of white heroin for Mr. Lee Andrew Edwards as a result of which Agbele sold white heroin for Lee Andrew Edwards on numerous occasions. Following a tip off, Agbele sold one ounce of white heroin to a law enforcement agent undercover on November 28, 1990 for $7,000 and was subsequently arrested. After his arrest, Agbele agreed to cooperate with the law enforcement agents regarding the white heroin distribution and network of Akande.

According to Agbele, Akande controlled the operation of white heroin from Nigeria in conjunction with other individuals in Nigeria and the U.S. One other individual who worked with Akande according to the affidavit was identified as Bola Tinubu who later became the governor of Lagos state from 1999 to 2007.

The investigation also revealed that in December 1989, Akande took Bola Tinubu to First Heritage bank where Bola Tinubu opened an individual money market. In the account opening application, Tinubu, gave his address as 7504 South Stewart, Chicago, the same address used previously by Akande and his company, Globe-Link.

This is the same address used as the drop-off point for packages from Nigeria that contained the white heroin. According to bank records, Bola Tinubu also opened a joint checking account in his name and the name of his wife, Oluremi Tinubu. Mrs. Tinubu had previously opened a joint Bank account also in the same bank with Abdrey Akande, the wife of the heroin kingpin, Adegboyega Mueez Akande.

Upon opening the account, Tinubu deposited the sum of $1,000 in traveler's check. However, five days after opening the account, specifically, on January 4, 1990, Tinubu deposited the sum of $80,000 into the account.

According to the federal agent, in a credit application dated January 6, 1990, Bola Tinubu disclosed that he resided at 7504 South Stewart and that Mueez A. Akande was his cousin. Tinubu further stated that he was an employee of Mobil Oil Nigeria Limited, Fairfax, Virginia and his take home pay was $2,400 per month. Additionally, Tinubu stated on the application that he had no other sources of income and listed his wife, Oluremi Tinubu as co-applicant for the application for automobile loan. The loan was secured with the certificate of deposit in the amount of $10,000 which Tinubu had purchased with a withdrawal from the $80,000 deposit in his checking account.

According to the federal agent, Bank records from First heritage Bank disclosed that in 1990 alone, Bola Tinubu deposited $661,000 into his individual money market account and in 1993; he deposited the sum of $1,216,500 into the same money market account. The agent further avers that in 1991, Tinubu began opening accounts at Citibank in the section known as the world-wide personal banking unit where he transferred the sum of $560,000 from his money market account at the First Heritage Bank.

This development prompted the Federal agents to interview representatives from Mobil Oil regarding Tinubu's employment status and his take-home pay. The Mobil Oil representatives confirmed to the investigators that Tinubu was employed by the Mobil Oil as a treasurer. Mobil Oil further told the federal agents that this position did not involve the transfer of large amounts of money between banking institutions. Mobil oil representatives also stated that under no circumstance would Tinubu be permitted to retain money belonging to Mobil Oil in accounts bearing Tinubu's name. Finally, Mobil Oil confirmed that the corporation never had any accounts in banks in the southern suburbs of Chicago.

On January 10, 1992, the federal agents obtained a court Order freezing Tinubu's accounts at First Heritage Bank and Citibank respectively. Thereafter, Tinubu contacted the First Heritage Bank to transfer money from his accounts and was advised that the accounts had been seized by the U.S Treasury.

On January 13, 1992, Mr. Moss, the Federal agent contacted Bola Tinubu in Nigeria by phone using a number provided to the First Heritage Bank by Tinubu himself. Mr. Moss averred that during the course of the interview, Bola Tinubu confirmed that he knew Mueez Adegboyega Akande. Tinubu further admitted during the interview with the federal agent that he had wire transferred $100,000 to Akande's bank account in Houston and that the $80,000.00 of the funds used to open the account at First Heritage Bank had come from Akande. Tinubu further admitted that he had other accounts in Fairfax, Virginia and London.

Concluding his affidavit evidence, Mr. Moss stated that with all these evidence, there was probable cause to believe that the funds in the accounts held by First Heritage Bank and Citibank, N.A in the name of Bola Tinubu represented property that was involved in narcotics transaction in violation of the U.S law. He therefore, urged the Court to issue an order of forfeiture of the funds.

After a protracted litigation in which Bola Tinubu claimed that the monies legitimately belonged to him, his wife, Oluremi Tinubu and his surrogate mother, one Alhaja Mogaji, Bola Tinubu finally opted for a stipulated settlement with the U.S government. According to the settlement Order dated September 15, 1993; Hon. Judge John A Nordberg ordered that the sum of $460,000 held by Bola Tinubu in The First Heritage Bank account be forfeited to the United States Government.

The Court also ordered the release of the funds held in the Citibank account and any money held in excess of $460,000 at the First Heritage account to Bola Tinubu in line with the agreement and stipulation reached by Tinubu with the federal agents.

Ironically, this case came up at the peak of the struggle against the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election by the Gen. Babagida-led military junta during which time Tinubu as a member and one of the leading financiers of the National democratic Coalition (NADECO) made several"pro-democracy"trips to the U.S ostensibly to press for U.S sanctions against the Nigerian junta. It is therefore doubtful whether most of those trips were actually connected with the June 12, struggle after all.
http://pointblanknews.com/os1147.html
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by OBAGADAFFI: 10:28pm On Jul 17, 2013
nwabobo: How can I tarnish an already tarnished image? I'm only bringing information to the attention of those who were hitherto ignorant.

Now, can you dispute what I posted? If you can't, then keep shut.

Just shut up,
So how much did Tinibu bribed the US to evade arrest.

Your likes belong to the creeks and forest.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by nwabobo: 10:30pm On Jul 17, 2013
OBAGADAFFI:

Just shut up,
So how much did Tinibu bribed the US to evade arrest.

Your likes belong to the creeks and forest.



This guy keeps talking like a psycho. How many times will I explain to you that the sentence didn't involve jail but a forfeiture of assets which Tinubu gladly complied with.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by 1wolex85: 10:40pm On Jul 17, 2013
@poster, you posted a link about tinubu from sahara reporters and you believed it. Please when SR releases one of its many exclusives on GEJ's misdemeanours, pls do not come here and say things like; 'junk journalism', 'SR are liars' etc!!! If you can believe their reports about tinubu, you must also believe their reports about GEJ!
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by OBAGADAFFI: 10:42pm On Jul 17, 2013
nwabobo: This guy keeps talking like a psycho. How many times will I explain to you that the sentence didn't involve jail but a forfeiture of assets which Tinubu gladly complied with.

Haha, can name assets he forfeits and why is Tinubu still going back to the US.
You think the US Will allow a convicted drug lord walk free.

You think we are all stupid.
Re: Bola Tinubu's Heroin-tainted Assets Forfeiture Judgement by SLIDEwaxie(m): 10:45pm On Jul 17, 2013
That still doesn't stop us from voting APC!!!

It is no news that this is the time u all dig dirts. It aint new. Our igbo bros has digged abt buhari, it's not big deal to read of tinubu's escapades.

Why not let talk abt ur GEJ's mentor, alamesiya grin

Or asari your spokesman!!

Or ur hero who left u at war and ran off_ojukwu grin

It's funny if south africans are celebrating mandela, a man who fought and stayed, our dear easterns hypocrites will joyously be celebrating a man who abandoned them to flee...

And all they do is ask some other people to wash their hands off some dust while they hold a chunk of sh!!t in theirs!!!

undecided

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