Following allegations that Yemi Osinbajo received funds from the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, the vice president has written to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
This development is coming after an unconfirmed report broke out on social media that Magu gave Osinbajo N4 billion after allegedly embezzling over N39 billion.
The unsubstantiated report which has been widely circulated on various social media platforms claimed that the EFCC boss told the panel that he gave Osinbajo the funds.
Osinbajo in a letter through his lawyers, Taiwo Osipitan, on Wednesday, July 8, petitioned the IGP to investigate allegations, adding that the claims were not true and defamatory.
Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation was also copied in the letter.
It would be recalled that the vice president’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, dismissed the report describing it as fake news.
Akande said the report was “calculated to confuse and concocted to smear” the vice president’s image, adding that Osinbajo will “never be involved in any such shady activities”.
“Inundated by wide circulation of Fake News about VP’s purported involvement in some EFCC recovery billions, pls rest assured they’re all LIES: calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo’s image. The VP hasn’t & will never be involved in any such shady activities,” he tweeted.