Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has exonerated the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, of any involvement in drugs trafficking.
While making a case for the former Lagos State governor, Keyamo said he only shared a block of flat with drug barons about 30 years ago in the United States.
Keyamo’s clarification is coming following the documents released by a Chicago District Court indicting Tinubu of drug dealings and money laundering in 1993.
Tinubu reportedly entered a plea bargain with the American authorities leading to the forfeiture of his assets.
According to the court documents, the APC presidential hopeful forfeited the sum of $460, 000 dollars in his bank account at First Heritage Bank to the US government.
While dismissing the claim, Keyamo insisted that Tinubu was linked to drug peddlers who were his neighbours.
The presidential campaign council spokesman said this while featuring on Channels Television on Wednesday.
He said: “What happened was that Tinubu went to open an account. The address which he used in opening the account was the address used by these people.
“I think some blocks of flats. Maybe, he was happy to be in that block of flats too.
“So, they now link it that the other people they were investigating for narcotics are in the same address used by Asiwaju to open that account.”