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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari stopped him from directing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to look into fraud allegations against him.
The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on emergency and disaster preparedness had in 2018 indicted the board of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
They accused the board chaired by the Vice-President of illegal approval of N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund.
A member of the green chamber had claimed that some members of the house are collating signatures to start impeachment of the vice-president.
In 2020, Osinbajo was reported to have collected N4 billion from Ibrahim Magu, former acting boss of the EFCC.
The vice-president had labeled the claim “baseless” and asked the former inspector-general of police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the allegation.
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Osinbajo while speaking at a private dinner on Friday to celebrate Buhari’s 80th birthday said the president was able to relax his mood when the allegations angered him.
He said, “One day, I went to him because there were some allegations that were made against me.
“And I was so angry; so I went to him to show him the letter I had written to the EFCC to investigate.
“He looked at it and looked at me because he calls me VP or professor depending on his mood.
“This time he said, ‘VP, why do you worry yourself 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.”
Osinbajo praised Buhari for leading the nation “with great courage, determination and commitment”.