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Vice President Osinbajo Denies Any Link with Collapsed Ikoyi Property 

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday said he had nothing to do with the collapsed 21-storey building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi.
He described as a ‘hatchet job’, a publication by Saharareporters linking him with the land on which the buildings stood.
The online medium had reported that Osinbajo purchased the land from Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, Chairman of Elizade Motors, and that the Vice President, at some point, intervened with the regulatory authorities in Lagos State to unseal the property.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Office of the Vice President  in a statement, said the land was never owned by Prof. Osinbajo.
“He has also never been involved, in any shape or form, in the development of this or any other land since he became Vice President.
“At no time whatsoever did the VP buy this or any other piece of land from Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, or entered into any transaction for the sale of that land or any other piece of land from Chief Ade-Ojo or anyone for that matter.
“All property and assets owned by the Vice President have been publicly declared.
“Also, the Vice President has never spoken to the Governor of Lagos State or any other official of the state government regarding the unsealing of the said building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, which subsequently collapsed.
“He has, indeed, never acted to influence any other regulatory action on the collapsed building, or any other building for that matter, in Lagos State.
“The Vice President restates categorically that he has no interest whatsoever, and has never had any interest, either legally or beneficially, in the land, the building or development.
“The wickedness and viciousness of a lie that seeks to utilise a tragedy where so many people have lost their lives, even as rescue efforts are ongoing, and in wanton disregard to the feelings and untold grief of their loved ones for political gain, reveals a dangerous desperation, as well as the heartlessness of the perpetrators of such despicable lies.
“Sahara Reporters were undoubtedly well rewarded for their criminal and inhumane conduct. Typical of a hatchet job and deliberately irresponsible journalism, the publication was not signed by anyone.
“The Vice President has referred this disgraceful publication to his lawyers for prompt legal action,” the statement said.
Osinbajo commiserated  with the families of those who lost their lives in the accident.
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