Osinbajo denies receiving N4bn from Magu, asks IGP to probe allegation/ Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to probe the allegation that he collected N4 billion from the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.

The embattled EFCC boss had been facing corruption allegations pressed against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.

Magu was alleged to have embezzled N39 billion of the recovered loot and gave N4bn to Osinbajo.

But in a petition to the IGP through his lawyer, Taiwo Osipitan, the Vice-President tackled the publisher of the allegation, Jackson Jude, dismissing the report as baseless.

The lawyer called on Adamu to probe Jude if investigation eventually revealed the allegations made by him were false.

The petition read: “We act as Solicitors to Prof. YemiOsinbajo SAN, GCON, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“our Client”) and on whose instruction we write this Petition against one Jackson Ude for Criminal Defamation.

“These vicious and malicious publications are meant to achieve one objective only, to represent to his readership and others (Nigerians and Foreigners) that our Client is a dishonest and disloyal public officer and consequently unfit for the position of Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which he is occupying.

“We are of the view that unless an action for criminal defamation is commenced against the said Mr. Jackson Ude, he will continue to use his social media platform to publish materials that are false and criminally defamatory of our client’s reputation.

“In view of the above, we humbly request that you cause the above allegations, made against our client, to be investigated and if the suggested investigation confirms our complaint of the falsehood of these allegations, to initiate criminal proceedings pursuant to the provisions of sections 391 – 395 of the penal code act for criminal defamation against the said Jackson Ude.”