Multinational accounting and audit firm, Deloitte, said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu was never its employee because his employment records are not in their system.
The firm stated this in a letter dated September 20, 2022, and signed by Senior Legal Specialist, Tish Negron, in response to a subpoena for records initiated by a private detective and investigating firm, Robert G, Hanrahan Investigations, LLC.
In 2016, Tinubu had claimed in well-documented interviews that he made $1.8 million, becoming an “instant millionaire”, while working with Deloitte and Touche in the United States.
“At Deloitte and Touche, I chose to travel more than 80 percent of my working years there. And that is because if a staff chose to travel, he would make more money because he would get travel allowances,” Tinubu said in an interview with TheNews Magazine on March 29, 2016, as reported by Premium Times.
“We had gone there to set up their accounting and auditing system. It was while on that service that I got my financial break. When I returned to the United States, my employers gave me a huge bonus, which instantly turned me into a millionaire.
“The bonus was $850,000, before taxes. My salaries were also being paid into the bank and I was not touching them. At the time, my salary deposits in the bank had risen to about $1.8 million.”
Deloitte Denies Bola Tinubu
Award-winning Nigerian journalist, David Hundeyin, who has written copiously about Tinubu’s alleged criminal past, shared a copy of the subpoena for records into Tinubu’s employment record with the US-based firm and the firm’s response.
He tweeted, “Bola Ahmed Tinubu has claimed that he made $1.8 million from salaries and bonuses while working a consultancy job at Deloitte USA.
“So we subpoenaed Deloitte USA to provide evidence of Tinubu’s employment and staff payment records, and this is what came back and there’s more.”
In response to Hundeyin’s request, Deloitte said it had “no employment record of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in our system, and as such have no employment record for them.”
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has claimed that he made $1.8 million from salaries and bonuses while working a consultancy job at Deloitte USA.
So we subpoenaed Deloitte USA to provide evidence of Tinubu's employment and staff payment records, and this is what came back… pic.twitter.com/DgRwsrh1Nr
— David Hundeyin (@DavidHundeyin) November 14, 2022
KanyiDaily recalls that the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois had recently released fresh documents indicting Bola Tinubu in drugs trafficking and money laundering in Chicago.