Tori Media has stumbled on a document wherein the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) categorically stated that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was never a student of Chicago State University (CSU).
This was contained in a letter written by Jennifer S. Dent, the Acting Legal Attache’, Office of Legal Attache’ of the United States Consulate General located in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
The letter dated July 28, 2011, was addressed to the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri; Attention: Mr. Bala Sanga, Principal Staff Officer.
The letter reads:
“I wanted to respond to your request for information made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 4, 2011, regarding former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubo and his enrollment at/graduation from Chicago State University.
“Per our verification with the Chicago State University’s Registrar Office and its official response to our inquiry, Bola Tinubo “was not enrolled as a student this or any term” at the referenced educational institution.
See a copy of the letter below:
Presently, there is a great controversy over the enrolment of Tinubu at the university 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.
Alhaji Abubakar had, in the suit, demanded details of Tinubu’s purported enrolment as a student in the school as proof.
In the meantime, following a barrage of attacks by angry Nigerians over the manner it has been handling Tinubu’s certificate saga, the University has, Tuesday morning, locked its official “X” handle from the general public.
Also, Nigerians have lamented over what the Chicago State University could possibly be hiding in Tinubu’s matter after several efforts to get a positive response respecting the University’s 1979 yearbook which has evidently been removed from their website.
Nigerians were shocked to notice that the institution has removed its 1979 yearbook, the particular year that Tinubu purportedly graduated from the school.
On his part, Tinubu told the US court to hide his Chicago State University records because his reputation as president is at risk of further being damaged by Nigerian bloggers.
Tinubu kicked against an application for order to direct discovery of his CSU credentials, claiming that releasing them will amount to arming Nigerian bloggers with information to discredit and weaken his reputation.
According to him, previous records the school released in 2022 to Nigerian lawyer Mike Enahoro-Ebah have been turned into weapons by “bloggers to attack” his character.