The camp of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the news on social media claiming the embattled EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu gave N4bn to the Vice President from his alleged loot.
Taking to his verified Twitter account on Wednesday evening, Mr. Laoulu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity said Osinbajo never received any such amount from Magu.
He described the news making rounds on social media about Osinbajo’s alleged involvement in the fraud and corruption case as nothing but lies.
The Vice President’s spokesperson added that the news is been peddled by those who are out to confuse the public and smear Prof. Osinbajo’s image.
He wrote: “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 has’nt & will never be involved in any such shady activities.”
See the tweet:
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 has'nt & will never be involved in any such shady activities pic.twitter.com/bGHyFzHSm6
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) July 8, 2020
It will be recalled Magu is facing a presidential investigative panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami over allegations of financial recklessness, gross misconduct and abuse of office levelled against him by Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice.