Bola Tinubu’s Chicago files uncover history of falsehood, forgery and identity theft
The evidence for this conclusion lies in the fact that the Southwest College transcript shows clearly that the transcript belongs to a female.
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More than 40 years ago, episodes of advanced forgery, lies, and theft commenced in the life of a man called Bola Tinubu. And twenty years ago, Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) led his prosecution for lying under oath in relation to his claims that he attended the University of Chicago and Government College Ibadan. The prosecution ended underneath the sword of technicalities at the Nigerian Supreme Court.
Enter David Hundeyin, Nigeria’s investigative journalist, and Atiku Abubakar – in 2023, post-presidential election – both in Nigeria and at two Chicago courts. Two jurists ordered the release of Tinubu’s files to Atiku for use at the Nigerian Supreme Court. So, let’s have a breakdown and analysis of the Chicago files to show the extent of the alleged criminal activities of Tinubu from about 1970 to date.
Tinubu claims he attended Government College Ibadan
Tinubu claims that he attended and graduated from the Government College Lagos in 1970. Government College Lagos never existed until 1974, so he could never have attended a non-existent college four years before the college came alive. The owner of the certificate allegedly obtained from Government College Lagos was born in 1954. If the owner of the higher school certificate (HSC) graduated from the non-existent government college in 1970, it means that the person must have entered the college in 1968 because HSC ran for two years.
This also implies that the person (born in 1954) was only 14 years old when he or she completed high school. This is highly unlikely in the 1960s-1970s Nigeria. The most probable thing is that the high school certificate was forged because, as already stated, Government College Lagos never existed before 1974. Let’s get busier.
Tinubu’s claims about Southwest College Chicago.
Tinubu claims that he attended Southwest College (now named Richard Daley College) and used the transcript he garnered from the college to gain admission to Chicago State University (CSU). This was a claim from the abyss. The person who attended Southwest College, now Richard Daley College, is/was the author of the forged high school certificate, purportedly gotten from a non-existent Government College Lagos.
It is highly doubtful that Tinubu joined CSU with his own credentials, if ever. The evidence for this conclusion lies in the fact that the Southwest College transcript shows clearly that the transcript belongs to a female as it has an “F” under the gender space in the transcript. This is corroborated by the fact that the social security number linked to the Southwest College transcript belongs to a female from Virginia- USA. These two facts cannot be coincidental, fortuitous or circumstantial by any means.
Tinubu claims he attended Chicago State University.
Tinubu may have attended CSU but with a stolen Southwest College transcript. As already established above, the Southwest College transcript belongs to a woman, not to Tinubu. Moreover, Tinubu had previously claimed he attended the University of Chicago at the same time he attended Southwest College. In an affidavit in 1999, Tinubu swore as follows “I attended University of Chicago from 1972 to 1976 and Chicago State University from 1977-1979”. 1972 to 1976 falls within the time he said he attended Southwest College. He could never have attended Southwest College – the same time he attended the University of Chicago, and he has never retracted his claim that he attended the University of Chicago.
Tinubu claims he attended the University of Chicago.
As already indicated above, Tinubu swore an affidavit before the 1999 Lagos gubernatorial election that he attended the University of Chicago between 1972 to 1976. He swore as follows “I attended University of Chicago from 1972 to 1976 and Chicago State University from 1977-1979”. This was a lie under oath. First, the University of Chicago has since debunked this claim and made it clear he was never a student there. Second, the period he claims he attended this university was the same period he claims he attended Southwest College (now Richard Daley College). Was he running two parallel programs at the same time? Likely not. He lied under oath.
Tinubu claims he graduated from Chicago State University
This is another big lie, and I will prove it with three calendar dates – May 7, 1979, September 1979, and May 27, 1979. Follow me carefully. Let us analyse using just one of the documents released to Atiku by CSU. Document no CSU-0026 was a letter written to Tinubu by CSU on 7 June 1979. The letter reads as follows:
“On 23 May 1979, you took a placement or qualifying examination in one or more of the following areas- English, Reading, or Mathematics. The following marks indicate the examination results and appropriate steps you should take. Please take this letter with you when you register next term. (Please take note of the phrase- next term, and the date of this letter – 7 May 1979). The letter continues- Your score on the English examination indicates that you have not passed the qualifying examination and the credits that you have previously earned in composition will not be recorded on your transcripts until you have passed the examination. You should enrol in English 222.
This letter, written on May 7, 1979, simply implies that Tinubu took an English qualifying examination but failed the exam; and was asked to retake the exam -English 222 next term. The next term here meant September 1979.
Now get the fraud here. The forged certificate that Tinubu submitted to INEC is dated June 27, 1979. This date is at least two months earlier than September 1979, when Tinubu was supposed to have registered to retake English 222. This means that Tinubu did not present himself in September 1979 to register for English 222. Instead, he graduated himself on June 22, 1979, two months before he was supposed to register and take English 222, which would have helped him to satisfy the requirements for graduation. The truth is that Tinubu did not take English 222; consequently, he did not graduate. So, Tinubu has no certificate prepared for him at CSU because he did not meet the requirements for graduation. In order words, there was never a certificate prepared or generated for Tinubu for collection at CSU.
Again, this is why Tinubu has never attempted to approach CSU to collect a certificate or to be re-issued a certificate. CSU could not be asked to issue a certificate to him because he did not graduate, and CSU cannot be asked to re-issue a certificate that never existed in the first place. This also explains why Tinubu approached “Oluwole” certificate forgers to forge a CSU certificate for him which he presented to INEC. This also explains why Tinubu has two fake graduation dates, namely June 22, 1979, which he created by himself. And June 27, 1979, which was created for him by a CSU insider.
No graduate of any university anywhere in the world has two graduating dates. None. Tinubu has two fake graduating dates because he was never a graduate. The notion that Tinubu is careless or that it would have taken CSU a long time to re-issue him with a certificate if he had asked is complete nonsense. Meanwhile, remember that Tinubu said gleefully at Chatham House in December 2022 that he had received a re-issued certificate from CSU. The transcript in the Chicago bundle dated January 30, 1997, is fake and was concocted by an insider in CSU. Though Tinubu “may” have attended CSU with a stolen transcript, he did not meet the full requirement for graduation of English 222 and, as such, did not graduate.
Note again that during the recent deposition in Chicago on October 3, 2023, the registrar of CSU said that Tinubu never collected “his certificate” from CSU. Yet in 1999, Tinubu swore an oath as follows “I went on exile from October 1994 to October 1998, when I returned and discovered that all my property including all the documents to my qualifications and my certificates in respect of paragraph above (Bachelor of Science degree in Economics – from University of Chicago and Bachelor of Science degree in in Business Administration – from the Chicago State University).
The statement above from Tinubu sharply contradicts the statement by the register of CSU on oath. While Tinubu claimed on oath in a 1999 affidavit that he lost the Bachelor of Business Administration certificate he COLLECTED from CSU while in exile, the register of CSU made a deposition on oath on October 3, 2023, that he (Tinubu) never collected his “original” certificate from CSU. You now ask yourself, which certificate did Tinubu collect from CSU that was lost while he was in exile if CSU confirms that he never collected any certificate from them (CSU)? Oops. Someone is lying on oath here. If you ask me, both lied on oath because Bola Tinubu never had any original certificate to collect because he did not graduate. (Remember English 222).
Tinubu claims he was born in 1955
Tinubu’s alleged USC admission application documents indicate that he was born in 1955. Lie from the pit of hell. The truth is that Bola Tinubu’s exact date of birth is unknown. It is recorded on his Nigerian passport that his date of birth was March 29, 1952, and the Richard Daley transcript which he claims to own (he doesn’t own it), bears the date March 29, 1954, as his date of birth.
As this article was about to go to press, I discovered that about two years ago, Wikipedia had it on their website that Tinubu was born on March 29, 1942. Yes, 1942. The Wikipedia profile entry depicting his date of birth as March 29, 1942, has since been deleted. So, which of these four dates is correct? Your guess is as good as mine.
Though this article is focused on the Chicago files, permit me to add four more ancillary evidence to buttress the points above.
Tinubu claims he earned $1.5 million from Deloitte