A District Court in the United States District of Columbia has declined a request by one Aaron Greenspan, seeking to compel US security agencies to promptly release information, including documents about President Bola Tinubu to him.
In a ruling on Monday, Judge Beryl A. Howell, declined Greenspan’s request because he failed to satisfy the relevant conditions for the grant of such a prayer contained in a motion for an emergency hearing, which he filed on Monday.
Greenspan who had earlier requested for the documents to contain information about Tinubu from the FBI 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 the documents given the Monday’s hearing of appeals by The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, by the Supreme Court.
He pleaded for a quick release of the documents, noting that they needed to be presented as evidence at the Supreme Court.
In his request, Greenspan told the court that the Supreme Court deliberately moved the hearing of the appeals by Atiku and Obi to Monday to render his suit before the U.S. court nugatory.
He demanded in his request that the documents be released to him on October 31, to enable Atiku and Obi to tender them as evidence in their appeals at the Supreme Court.
Greenspan in the civil suit, with number: 23-1816, also asked for similar information and documents on Mueez Adegboyega Akande, who is said to have died as of November 16, 2022.
However, the US court in rejecting the motion filed by the investigator for the immediate release of the documents, said Greenspan failed to convince the court of the public issues that would cause it to overlook the privacy rights of Tinubu.
Meanwhile, Tinubu’s lawyers have earlier filed a motion at the court, seeking to be allowed to defend the President in the suit.