Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo petitions IGP over allegations linking him to stolen funds


Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, over allegations linking him to funds allegedly stolen by anti-corruption chief, Ibrahim Magu.

An online report published on July 8, said Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Prof Osinbajo N4 billion for soft landing.

The report claimed that unnamed sources within the panel investigating the suspended EFCC boss exposed the vice president’s involvement in the scandal.

It did not give details of which of the president’s medical trips to the United Kingdom it referred to and provided no evidence to back the claim.

In an earlier statement, Mr Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, described the claims as “false and baseless fabrications.”

Mr Osinbajo in a letter to the IGP through his lawyers, Taiwo Osipitan, on Wednesday said the report was untrue and defamatory.

He also copied the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in the letter.