Magu Denies Claim That He Gave VP Osibanjo N4 Billion

By Chinenye Festus:-
The embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu who is under investigation by a presidential panel, was said to have made the denial when reacting to claims in the media that he transferred N4 billion to Osinbajo.
A member of the investigating committee said Magu described the report as false, pointing out that he does not have access to such huge amount of cash.
“I did not tell the panel that I gave Vice President N4 billion. Where will I get such money? Do I have access to such funds? It is part of mudslinging. Please clear this. I do not have any control of such cash, I did not order the transfer of N4 billion to the VP or to anybody,” sources quoted Magu as saying.
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.
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.
Moreover, in a statement released through his media 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”.
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