Osinbajo denies receiving N4bn from magu

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Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo has denied reports making the rounds on social media that he received the sum of N4bn from suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

Reports on social media claim that Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Osinabjo N4 billion after the VP gave instructions to him to release some of the recovered loots…”

But reacting in a statement on Wednesday through his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, the Vice President said he would not be distracted by “campaigns of lies and calumny”.

Akande maintained that , “With all emphasis at our disposal, let it be firmly stated that these are totally false and baseless fabrications purporting to reflect goings-on at the probe panel investigating Mr Ibrahim Magu.”

“They are indeed completely absurd in every respect.”

“Sadly, such mindless, vicious and reckless publications have now become the preferred tool of unscrupulous and reprobate elements in our society who are procured with monetary inducement to peddle blatant falsehood, tarnish the image of upright public officials and mislead unsuspecting Nigerians.”

Magu is being probed by a presidential panel over allegations of gross misconduct and re-looting recovered loots.



Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.


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