Buhari stopped me from requesting the EFCC investigate fraud allegations against me — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari prevented him from requesting that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigate allegations of fraud against him.

In 2018, the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on emergency and disaster preparedness indicted the National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) governing board.

The board, chaired by Osinbajo, was accused of illegally approving a N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund.

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In addition, in 2020, the vice president was accused of receiving N4 billion from Ibrahim Magu, the former acting chairman of the EFCC.

Osinbajo described the claims as “baseless” and asked the former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the allegation.

Speaking on Friday at a private dinner to celebrate Buhari’s 80th birthday, Osinbajo said: “One day, I went to him because there were some allegations that were made against me.

“I went to him to show him the letter I’d written to the EFCC to investigate.

“This time he said, ‘VP, why do you worry about all these people? These people just make all sorts of allegations; they make all sorts of stories up, even they are saying that I am about to get married again. And even some foolish people were waiting at the National Mosque, waiting for me to come and marry again.”

 

 

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