VICE President, Yemi Osinbajo, has requested that the police investigate media reports linking him to funds allegedly stolen by suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes – EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
A news report surfaced online on Wednesday, claiming that Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Osinbajo N4 billion for soft landing.
In a letter to the Inspector General of Police – IGP, Muhammed Adamu, Osinbajo dismissed the claim, saying it was “false and baseless fabrications.”
Part of the letter written by Osinbajo’s lawyer, Taiwo Osinpitan partly said: “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.’’
Osinbajo also asked the IGP to initiate criminal proceeding against the purveyor, if found guilty after investigation. The Vice president said that would restrain others from future ‘false publications.