ABUJA: The embattled suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibarahim Magu, has denied ever giving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, N4 billion as being rumoured.
Magu stated this on Thursday, July 9, 2020, when he appeared before the presidential panel investigating him over allegations of fraud.
It was scooped that Magu insisted when he was grilled about Osinbajo, that the allegation was part of a plot to bring him down.
“I did not tell the panel that I gave the 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,” he was quoted as saying.
Magu maintained that Osinbajo’s name “never came up at the panel’s session at all. Since the VP was not an issue, I could not have mentioned that I gave him N4 billion.”
Meanwhile, the Vice President Osinbajo has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate the allegation against him.
His demand was contained in a July 9, 2020 petition signed by his lawyers, Taiwo Osipitan and Abimbola Kayode.