Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim MAGU, has reportedly denied ever giving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo N4 billion dollars.
Magu, who is under investigation by the presidential panel, is said to have made a denial, reacting to claims in the media that he transferred N4 billion dollars to Osinbajo, Globalgistng reports.
One member of the Investigative Committee said that Magu called the report false, indicating that he did not have access to such a huge amount of cash.
He allegedly said that he did not order the transfer of N4 billion to the Vice President or anyone else, and demanded to clarify this issue.
“I didn’t tell the group that I gave the Vice President N4 billion. Where will I get that kind of money? Do I have access to such funds? This is part of mud treatment. Please clear this. I do not have any control over such funds, I did not order the transfer of N4 billion to the Vice President or anyone else,” sources quoted Magu as saying.
Meanwhile, after claims that Yemi Osinbajo received funds from the suspended Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim magu, the Vice-President wrote a letter to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Adam.
This development comes after an unconfirmed report broke out on social media that Magu gave Osinbajo N4 billion after allegedly spending more than N39 billion.
The unsubstantiated report, which was widely shared on various social media platforms, claimed that the EFCC boss told the group that he had given Osinbajo funds.
According to Premium Times, Osinbajo, in a letter through his lawyers, Taiwo Osipitan, on Wednesday, July 8, asked IGP to investigate the allegations, adding that these allegations are untrue and defamatory.
Abubakar Malami, the Federation’s attorney General, was also copied in the letter. It should be recalled that the press Secretary of the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, rejected the report, calling it fake news.
Akande said the report was “designed to confuse and concoct to blacken” the Vice President’s image, adding that Osinbajo “will never be involved in any such shady activity.”
“Flooded with widespread fake news about the Vice President’s alleged involvement in some of the EFCC’s billions of dollars in recovery, please rest assured that all of this is a lie: calculated to confuse and concoct to blacken the image of Professor Osinbajo.
The Vice President has not been and will never be involved in any such shady activity,” he tweeted.