Osinbajo takes legal action against Timi Frank

THE VICE PRESIDENT Yemi Osinbajo has commenced legal action against the former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank amidst allegations of N90 billion allegedly released to him by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Frank had alleged that Osinbajo and the presidency are at loggerheads not because of 2023 but because the latter could not give an account of the N90 billion released by FIRS for election purposes.

But the Vice-President on his official Twitter account said he has instructed the commencement of legal actions against Timi Frank and Katch Ononoju, an economist and public affairs analyst.

    “In the past few days, spates of reckless and malicious falsehoods have been peddled in the media against me by a group of malicious individuals. The defamatory and misleading assertions invented by this clique have been making the social media rounds anonymously”.

    “I will waive my constitutional immunity to enable the most robust adjudication of these claims of libel and malicious falsehood.”

    Recall that FIRS’ director of information, Wahab Gbadamosi has dismissed the allegation, saying the service annual allocation was not even up to N100 billion.

    Part of the statement read, “This campaign of calumny and vilifying false claims are entirely libelous, unfounded in fact, irresponsible and a brazen assault on the integrity of the Service as a responsible and accountable organisation and demonstrates an abysmal ignorance of the budgetary and expenditure process of the FIRS.”

    Lukman Abolade is an Investigative reporter with The ICIR. Reach out to him via [email protected], on twitter @AboladeLAA and FB @Correction94

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