- Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has demanded an apology and retraction of a libellous article against him
- The article, allegedly written by a former APC chieftain, Timi Frank, asked Buhari to probe Osinbajo over alleged N10b withdrawal from TSA
- Osinbajo threatened to sue the newspaper that published the article unless his demands were met within seven days
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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has demanded an apology from a Nigerian newspaper for an article titled: “Ex-APC spokesman asks Buhari to probe Osinbajo, AuGF over alleged N10b withdrawal from TSA.”
The Nation reports that the vice president also demanded an immediate retraction of the said article.
The article was allegedly written by a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.
Osinbajo, through his counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), said the article, published online and in print, made and/or repeated several defamatory statements about him.
The vice president also demanded a written undertaking from the newspaper, not to publish any similar or further libellous content against him.
Osinbajo threatened to sue the paper unless his demands were met within seven days.
The lawyer averred that contrary to the assertions in the said article, “there was never at any time, any illegal withdrawal of N10 billion, or any amount at all, from the TSA in which he (our client) was involved.
“He (Osinbajo) is not corrupt and he does not engage in illegal conduct,” the letter said.
Adegboruwa said the newspaper falsely portrayed Osinbajo “as a very corrupt public officer who regularly, furtively and illegally steals billions of naira from the public treasury.
“By so doing, it has wrongly exposed our client to utter contempt and ridicule in the estimation of right-thinking members of the society. Your unfounded and malicious publication also violates sections 391 to 395 of the Penal Code Act as well as section 24 of the Cybercrimes Act,” he said.
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Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has also on Tuesday, August 11, reacted to reports that it was investigating Osinbajo.
The House committee of public accounts said it is neither investigating the office of the vice president nor the person of Prof Osinbajo as erroneously reported in the media.
Wole Oke, the chairman of the committee made the clarification when addressing the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of finance, budget & national planning, Olusola Idowu.
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