The United States district court for the Northern district of Illinois has granted Atiku Abubakar’s request seeking the release of President Bola Tinubu’s academic records by Chicago State University (CSU).
A memorandum signed by Jeffrey Gilbert, US magistrate judge, reads: “This matter is before the Court on Atiku Abubakar’s application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for an order directing discovery from Chicago State University for use in a foreign proceeding (“Application”) [ECF No. 1]. For the reasons discussed below, the application is granted”.
In August, the university had said it will release the academic records of Tinubu if a US court grants the order.
The university asked the court to direct “only limited and targeted discovery” of the information sought by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election.
Atiku had approached the court for an order compelling CSU to release the records.
Tinubu’s credentials show that he graduated from CSU in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting and management.
However, there have been allegations bordering on discrepancies with Tinubu’s certificate.