FBI Releases 4th of 5 Batches of Its Files on Tinubu’s Heroin Deals in the US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, on Friday, released the 4th of 5 batches of its files on Nigeria’s president Bola Ahmed Tinubu under a Freedom of Information Act request.

The files details dealings in heroine and the recipient of the drug sales proceeds.

This recent batch of the FBI files on Tinubu directly referenced Tinubu as the recipient of the proceeds of heroin sales in his First Heritage Bank account, with his name redacted.

FBI Releases 4th of 5 Batches of Its Files on Tinubu's Heroin Deals in the US
A screenshot of The FBI Files on Tinubu

The recent files reveal that in August 1992, the redacted name had travelled from Lagos, Nigeria, back to the United States in an attempt to smuggle 6.5 pounds of heroin into the country.

Such an attempt made the FBI’s Cincinnati Division request approval to open what the alphabet agency called Racketeering Enterprise Investigation (REI) on Nigerians involved in the smuggling of heroin (white, brown, and cocaine) in the United States.

4th Batch of FBI Files on Tinubu's Drug Deals in US Released
Tinubu with Joe Biden

The 82-page document also reveals said enterprise, headed by the now-deceased Mueez Adegboyega Akande, as a core Nigerian Drug Trafficking Organization known to be operating since the 1990s.

Meanwhile, the redacted name is a known associate of Akande before his demise, who is also the manager in charge of heroin distribution operating in and from Chicago.

However, a joint FBI/IRS/DEA investigation led to the seizure of $1,367,000.00 in First Heritage Bank’s account under the redacted name and Akande’s drug activities.

In 2023, President Bola Tinubu filed a suit in the US to block the FBI from releasing these files on him. The attempt failed.

Download the FBI files on Tinubu here.

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