Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has petitioned the inspector-general of police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the claim that he collected N4 billion from Ibrahim Magu, former EFCC chairman.
The petition is against one Online Publisher, Jackson Ude, who alleged that Osinbajo got N4 billion from Magu’s embezzled N39 billion recovered loot.
The VP in a petition dated July 8 and addressed to Adamu, Said the IGP should institute a criminal defamation case action against him, else he keeps publishing false claims on social media.
Osinbajo however denied the claim and described it as “baseless” through Laolu Akande, his spokesman.
He also added that if the allegation is false after investigation, the inspector-general of police should initiate criminal proceedings against Ude.
In the letter, Osinbajo requested the IGP to “investigate all the allegations against him and if the suggested investigation confirms our complaint of the falsehood of these allegations, to initiate criminal proceedings pursuant to the provisions of section 391-395 of the penal Code Act for Criminal Defamation against the said Jackson Ude.”
Reacting to this, the police headquarters this morning has reportedly swung into action.
Reports also revealed that the police will link up with Interpol to bring back Ude from his New York base for investigation if he fails to honor the police invitation.