BREAKING: Osinbajo Vows to Waive His Immunity for Investigation
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said he would waive his constitutional immunity if there is any pressing need for him to be investigated.
Osinbajo made this known on Wednesday in a tweet.
“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,” he tweeted.
“The defamatory and misleading assertions invented by this clique have 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.
“I will waive my constitutional immunity to enable the most robust adjudication of these claims of libel and malicious falsehood.”
I will waive my constitutional immunity to enable the most robust adjudication of these claims of libel and malicious falsehood.
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) September 25, 2019
Timi Frank, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had alleged that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) made N90 billion available to the vice president for election campaign, an allegation that the tax agency has denied.
Frank has since responded urging the FIRS to stop deceiving Nigerians.
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”.