Nigeria 2023: INEC Denies Probing Tinubu Over Criminal Forfeiture Case

Nigeria 2023: INEC Denies Probing Tinubu Over Criminal Forfeiture Case

by Yeyetunde at November 13, 2022

Based on an unfounded allegation and reports making their way down to social media. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed a report linking it with it with a purported investigation of a presidential candidate, Ahmed Tinubu.

In its reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed a purported investigation of a criminal forfeiture case against the presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, gave clarification yesterday in a statement.

According to him, a press release purported to have been issued by the commission has been trending online since Friday, Nov. 11.

“It claims that the commission has commenced investigation into a case of criminal forfeiture against one of the presidential candidates in the forthcoming General Election and is liaising with a Court in the United States of America in pursuit of same to determine possible violation of our guidelines or the Electoral Act 2022.

“We wish to state categorically that the said press release did not emanate from the commission nor is it pursuing the purported course of action. It is the handiwork of mischief makers and utterly fake,” Okoye said.

He said that press releases from the commission are usually uploaded to the INEC Press Corps platform and simultaneously disseminated through its website and official social media handles. 

He urged the public to ignore the press release in question.

For clarification, INEC announced that any information that emanates from their office will always be uploaded to the commission’s website ( and on their social media platforms.


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