News Investigators/ A court in the United States on Monday declined request by one Aaron Greenspan to compel the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and two other agencies to release information on Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu.
The District Court of Columbia refused the request to compel the security agencies to promptly release information, including documents on Mr. Tinubu.
Judge Beryl A. Howell, in a ruling on Monday, said Greenspan’s request failed to satisfy the relevant conditions for the grant of such a prayer contained in a motion for emergency hearing, which he filed on Monday.
Messrs Greenspan had filed the emergency motion seeking to compel the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (“EOUSA”), the Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Central Intelligence Agency to immediately release of the documents in view of yesterday’s hearing of appeals by Atiku and Obi by the Supreme Court.
He pleaded for a quick release of the documents as, according to him, they were needed to be presented at the Supreme Court.
Greenspan told the U.S. court that the Supreme Court deliberately moved the hearing of the appeals by Atiku and Obi to yesterday to render his suit before the U.S. court nugatory.
He had asked that the documents on Tinubu be released to him latest by October 31.
In the civil suit, with number: 23-1816, Greenspan is also asking for similar information and documents on Mueez
Adegboyega Akande, who is said to have died as of November 16, 2022.
In rejecting his motion for immediate release of the documents, the U.S. court.said Greenspan failed to convince the court the public issues that will cause it to overlook the privacy rights of President Tinubu.
Meanwhile , President Tinubu’s lawyers have filed a motion at the court seeking to be allowed to defend the President in the suit. [The Nation]