Tinubu Files Motion To Stop FBI, IRS From Releasing Confidential Files About Him

Bola Ahmed Tinubu has filed a motion to stop the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other federal agencies from releasing documents relating to him, ahead of Supreme court verdict.

Recall that the United State’s investigative agency had said that it was planning to release confidential documents relating to President Tinubu in their databases before the end of October to Aaron Greenspan, the proprietor of PlainSite, a website that pushes anti-corruption and transparency in public service.

However, Bryan A. Carey, a legal representing President Tinubu in US filed the motion dated Monday, October 23, 2023, to stop the two federal agencies from releasing some confidential information to the public.

Tinubu’s lawyer informed the court that the defendants, the FBI and IRS, didn’t have his interests in mind because the documents requested by the plaintiff, Greenspan, included the President’s private documents, some of which are protected by the law.

Tinubu pleaded that he would be “adversely affected” should the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Columbia in Washington D.C. deny his motion to intervene in the matter.

Carey said: “Mr Tinubu should be allowed to intervene because he has a direct interest in the records sought, his interests are not fully represented or protected by defendants, and his interests will be adversely affected if he is not permitted to intervene.”

The lawyer also asked the court for a 30-day period to review all the files to ensure that his client’s private and legally protected documents were not disclosed.