Connect with us

News

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Fights Back Allegations Of Corruption By Timi Frank

Published

on

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Fights Back Allegations Of Corruption By Timi Frank 3

Nigeria’s Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered legal action against Timi Frank and Katch Ononuju for libel and malicious falsehood against him.

Timi Frank, a former deputy publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused Osinbajo of mismanaging N90 billion allegedly provided by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as campaign funds 2019 elections. Frank did not provide any evidence to support his latest claim.

On Monday, FIRS spokesman, Wahab Gbadamosi, dismissed Frank’s allegation, saying the agency’s annual allocation is not up to N90 billion.

“The attention of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has been drawn to publication in some online and daily newspapers by a certain Comrade Timi Frank, the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who claimed that the FIRS supported the`APC, through the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with a phantom N90 billion.”

“IT IS NOT PLAUSIBLE nor DOES IT MAKE ANY SENSE that FIRS will commit its resources to a phantom campaign of N90 billion as suggested by Mr. Timi Frank and FIRS does not fund political associations,” Gbadamosi said.

Reacting to FIRS’ statement on Tuesday, Frank said he cannot be intimidated by the agency’s threat to sue him, describing the agency’s statements as a “puerile attempt to sweep the main issues in his public statement under the carpet”.

He said the FIRS cannot continue to deceive Nigerians by claiming “unfounded budgetary fidelity”, instead the agency should

He urged the agency to come clean and tell Nigerians the reason for the discrepancies which exist in their records of tax collection.

“I cannot be intimidated by threats. I am prepared to meet them in court. Why did they decide to respond on behalf of the Vice President, who is the main issue here? Is the FIRS now Osinbajo’s mouthpiece?”

In a tweet he personally authored on Wednesday afternoon, Osinbajo declared his readiness to waive his constitutional immunity to “enable the most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation and falsehoods against his person and office. He said:

“In the past few days, a spate 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 had mostly been making the social media rounds anonymously.

“I have today instructed the commencement of legal action against two individuals, one Timi Frank and another Katch Ononuju, who have put their names to these odious falsehoods.

Osinbajo noted that he was ready to waive his constitutional immunity to clear his name against several allegations, insinuation, and falsehoods on his person and office.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

I’ll Vote For Tinubu Because He Requested For My Phone Number – Singer 9ice [Video] I’ll Vote For Tinubu Because He Requested For My Phone Number – Singer 9ice [Video]
Entertainment2 hours ago

I’ll Vote For Tinubu Because He Requested For My Phone Number – Singer 9ice [Video]

Nigerian singer, Abolore Adegbola Akande, popularly known as 9ice, has revealed why he will vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives...

Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule Says His Son’s Death Is A Test From God Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule Says His Son’s Death Is A Test From God
News3 hours ago

Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule Says His Son’s Death Is A Test From God

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has reacted to the death of his eldest son, Hassan Sule. KanyiDaily had reported that the...

EFCC EFCC
Metro3 hours ago

EFCC: Four Men Who Forged Fidelity Bank Manager’s Cheques Remanded In Prison Custody

The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, January 27, 2023, arraigned the quartet...

"Rest In Peace My Angel" - Actor IK Ogbonna Says As He Loses His Mother [Video] "Rest In Peace My Angel" - Actor IK Ogbonna Says As He Loses His Mother [Video]
Entertainment3 hours ago

“Rest In Peace My Angel” – Actor IK Ogbonna Says As He Loses His Mother [Video]

Nollywood actor, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IK Ogbonna, has taken to social media to announce the death of his...

Man Remanded In Prison For Rαping His Girlfriend Daughter, Infecting Her With HIV In Delta Man Remanded In Prison For Rαping His Girlfriend Daughter, Infecting Her With HIV In Delta
Metro4 hours ago

Man Remanded In Prison For Raping His Girlfriend’s Daughter, Infecting Her With HIV In Delta

A Magistrate Court in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, has remanded a suspect in prison for...

Passengers Stranded As Kaduna-Abuja Train Derails In Kubwa [Video] Passengers Stranded As Kaduna-Abuja Train Derails In Kubwa [Video]
News14 hours ago

Passengers Stranded As Kaduna-Abuja Train Derails In Kubwa [Video]

Many passengers were left stranded on Friday when the Abuja-Kaduna train derailed at Kubwa. It was gathered that the passenger train...

Governor Ademola Adeleke Rejects Osun Tribunal Verdict, Vows To Appeal His Sack Governor Ademola Adeleke Rejects Osun Tribunal Verdict, Vows To Appeal His Sack
Politics14 hours ago

Ademola Adeleke Reacts To Election Tribunal Verdict Which Sacked Him As Osun Governor

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has rejected the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal that sacked him from office. KanyiDaily...

Emir Of Bauchi's Younger Brother Found Dead At The Palace Emir Of Bauchi's Younger Brother Found Dead At The Palace
News15 hours ago

Emir Of Bauchi’s Younger Brother Found Dead At The Palace

Ibrahim Suleiman Adamu, the younger brothers to the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu is dead. The deceased, who...

"You Can't Bring Me Down" - IVD Brags About His New Business, Three Months After His Wife’s Death "You Can't Bring Me Down" - IVD Brags About His New Business, Three Months After His Wife’s Death
Celebrities15 hours ago

“You Can’t Bring Me Down” – IVD Brags About His New Business, Three Months After His Wife’s Death

Celebrity car dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD Autos, seems to have moved on from his wife, Bimbo Ogbonna, who...

Osun 2022: Adeleke Adresses ‘Pounds, Dollars’ Boast, Says He Meant Foreign Investment Osun 2022: Adeleke Adresses ‘Pounds, Dollars’ Boast, Says He Meant Foreign Investment
Politics17 hours ago

Two Things Ademola Adeleke Failed To Do When He Won – Academic, Ugo Kelechi

A Nigerian academic, Ugo Kelechi has revealed two things he claimed Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State failed to do...

close