- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has written to the police IG over allegations that he collected N4 billion from the embattled EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu
- Osinbajo in the letter petitioned the IGP Mohammed Adamu to investigate the false allegations
- Earlier, the vice president had denied the allegation via a tweet by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande
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.
According to Premium Times, 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.
Top presidential sources who did not want to be named, confirmed the suspension of Magu. Magu's reported suspension comes a day after he was summoned by a presidential panel for questioning over alleged infractions against him.
The acting EFCC boss was reported to have been questioned for several hours by members of the panel in the presence of an EFCC counsel member, Rotimi Oyedepo.
Also, a senior lawyer, said he had warned in 2017 about the embattled acting chairman of the EFCC.
Speaking on the controversy in which the anti-corruption sheriff is embroiled in, Ozekhome said he exposed how Magu was looting the country's treasury three yeas ago.
The senior lawyer said he wrote the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, about Magu's alleged insincerity in the fight against corruption.