In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, July, 2020

Osinbajo Writes IGP, Desires ‘False’ Allegations Linking Him To Magu ‘Funds’ Investigated

Osinbajo Writes IGP, Wants 'False' Allegations Linking Him To Magu 'Funds' Investigated

Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has petitioned the Inspector Common of Police, Muhammed Adamu, over allegations linking him to funds allegedly stolen by anti-corruption chief, Ibrahim Magu.

A web based platform, PointBlank Information, run by Jackson Ude, a former director of technique and communications underneath President Goodluck Jonathan administration, on July eight, revealed that Mr Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Mr Osinbajo N4 billion for tender touchdown.

The report claimed that unnamed sources throughout the panel investigating the suspended EFCC boss “uncovered the vp’s involvement within the scandal.”

“Particularly, Magu was mentioned to have talked about a N4 billion that he launched to the VP based mostly on directives the very day the president left the nation for the UK on medical remedy,” a part of the report learn.

It didn’t give particulars of which of the president’s quite a few medical journeys to the UK it referred to and supplied no proof to again the declare.

In an earlier assertion, Mr Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, described the claims as “false and baseless fabrications.”

Mr Osinbajo in a letter to the IGP by his legal professionals, Taiwo Osipitan, on Wednesday mentioned the report was unfaithful and defamatory.

He additionally copied the Legal professional Common of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, within the letter.

“On the eighth of July 2020, Mr Ude wrote and revealed on his web site www.pointblanknews.com supplies/tales that are criminally defamatory of our shopper. We’ve got the directions of our shopper that the mentioned publications are injuriously false in each respect,” the lawyer partly mentioned.

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Mr Osinbajo additionally frowned at Mr Ude’s Twitter publication the place he once more accused the vp of corruption.

“HushBajo. N4billion. The Ghana funding. Okechukwu Enelamah the erand boy. The secretly recorded evening vigil prayers on the Villa Chapel. The letter of resignation written for Buhari in Tunis by Tinubu/Osinabjo whereas Ba was sick. The scheming to take over. And many others. This na pay again https://t.co/vgIHZlQR6c,” the tweet learn.

The tweet was mentioned to have been shared on a number of social media platforms to make the vp appear as if a “dishonest and disloyal public officer and consequently unfit for the place of the vp of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which he’s occupying,” the official mentioned.

The lawyer requested the IGP to analyze the allegations and if the purveyor was discovered responsible, the police ought to provoke legal proceedings towards Mr Ude and his platform to restrain them from future ‘false publications’.

Prior to now, there have been completely different unproven reviews towards Mr Osinbajo within the media.

The Vanguard newspaper in September final yr apologised to Mr Osinbajo over a information report alleging that he mismanaged N90 billion mentioned to have been launched by the Federal Inland Income Service (FIRS) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 common elections.

The vp disclosed then that he was able to wave his constitutionally assured immunity from prosecution to make sure individuals who unfold falsehood about him had been dropped at guide.

PREMIUM TIMES reported Mr Magu’s arrest on Monday afternoon on the Wuse II workplace of the EFCC and the way he was taken on to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the place he appeared earlier than a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insurbordination.

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The allegations had been levelled towards him by Mr Malami. He accused Mr Magu of insubordination and re-looting of recovered funds.

The 2 have clashed a number of instances over time.

On Tuesday, Mr Magu was suspended from workplace. He’s nonetheless being detained whereas the panel investigating allegations towards him remains to be sitting.

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Supply: PREMIUM TIMES

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