Spokesperson to President Muhamadu Buhari, Garba Shehu has denied the claims that the sum of N12.5 naira was transfered to the President’s account during the Ibikunle Amosun era, OYOGist.com has gathered.
A report published by online magazine, Peoples Gazette claimed that the then Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun wired 12.5 million Naira to President Buhari.
Yet, Mr. Amosun, a serving senator who was Ogun State governor between 2011 and 2019, transferred N12.5 million of Ogun taxpayers’ funds to Mr. Buhari’s personal bank account, according to bank records obtained by Peoples Gazette.The Peoples Gazette article read.
However, on Thursday, Garba Shehu dismissed the report as “Fake News”, claiming that the PMB that the said sum was transferred to rather, is a construction company owned by the Ogun State Government that honored the president by naming it after him.
“Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the Coffers of the Ogun State to a “PMB Estate” is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari.” Garba Shehu tweeted.