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Osinbajo Petitions IGP Over N4B Allegation

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to an allegation of collecting N4B from the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Reacting to the allegations, Osinbajo called the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu to investigation the “false” allegation.

In a petition, Osinbajo described the allegation of allegedly taking N4b from the money allegedly stolen by suspended acting chairman of the EFCC as false.

Jackson Ude, a former director of strategy and communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration had alleged that Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Mr Osinbajo N4 billion for soft landing. He also claimed that the Vice President is being investigated over his “involvement in the scandal”.

However, in a reaction to the allegation, the Vice President’s media aide Laolu Akande’s described the report as being “false and baseless fabrications”.

Osinbajo’s lawyer, Taiwo Osipitan, also averred that Ude’s tweet was aimed at making the vice president appear like a “dishonest and disloyal public officer and consequently unfit for the position of the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which he is occupying.”

 

The statement partly read;

“On the 8th of July 2020, Mr Ude wrote and published on his website www.pointblanknews.com materials/stories which are criminally defamatory of our client. We have the instructions of our client that the said publications are injuriously false in every respect.”

 

The Vice President who called for an investigation, also asked the police to initiate criminal proceedings against Mr Ude and his platform to restrain them from future ‘false publications’ if found guilty.

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