Magu: Osinbajo reacts to online publication indictment says I’ll not be distracted by campaigns of lies, calumny
The Vice president Yemi Osinbajo says he will not be perturbed by news reports by some online publications linking him to the ongoing interrogation of the former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu over graft allegations.
According to the Osinbajo in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, the attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a series of tweets and online publications by PointBlank News and Newsreel.com.ng today 8th July 2020, credited to one Jackson Ude that the “embattled former EFCC, Ibrahim Magu gave Vice President N4 billion from an alleged embezzled over N39 billion.
“In essence, Ude’s story is that, after the VP gave instructions to him to release some of the recovered loots…” The same Jackson Ude has also been circulating a video on YouTube with a female commentator, peddling the same lies”.
The statement noted that the VP will of course not be distracted by these obvious campaigns of lies and calumny. “The online publications, being criminally defamatory in nature, have been referred to the relevant law enforcement agencies for investigation and necessary action”.
“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”.