According to reports in the United States, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will churn out over 2,500 documents relating to Bola Tinubu. The FBI would start releasing the documents in batches by the end of October, according to a new court filing.
According to a status report filed on September 11 before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., the FBI “has identified a total of approximately 2500 pages potentially responsive to FOIA requests 1553430-00 and 1587544-000.” The FBI expects to process 500 pages every month, with the first publication taking place by the end of October 2023.
The surprise action came after the FBI first refused to provide the materials in response to a freedom of information request that was first submitted in 2022. Together with journalist David Hundeyin, Aaron Greenspan, who runs PlainSite, a website that promotes transparency and anti-corruption in government, made the request.
The U.S. State Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Drug Enforcement Administration have all stated that they are prepared to hand over thousands of pages of Bola Tinubu-related documents, joining the FBI in this request. Additionally, the Central Intelligence Agency declared that it was compiling Mr. Tinubu’s records for dissemination in accordance with the law.