Land owner exonerates Osinbajo on Ikoyi land

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By Morenike Bailey

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been exonerated on claims that he owns the land housing the ill-fated 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos.

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The Sahara Reporters had originated the story which went viral on social media alleging that the site of the collapsed building was sold to the VP by Chief Michael Ade-Ojo.

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However, reacting to the claims of the medium on Thursday night, the business mogul debunked the claims, calling it all ‘falsehoods’.

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In a statement personally signed by Ade-Ojo, the businessman said he neither owned nor sold the said land in question to the Vice President at any time.

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“It has come to my attention that a publication by the online news website, Sahara Reporters is in circulation, claiming that I owned the land on which the high-rise building in Ikoyi that collapsed earlier this week, was built.

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“The story titled: “Photo Proof: Osinbajo Bought the Ikoyi Collapsed Building,” published on November 4, 2021, also claimed that I sold the land to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, shortly after he became Vice President,” he said.

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Ade-Ojo who is the founder of Elizade University, Osun State, also added that he does not own the titles to the land and did not sell any land to the Vice President at any time whatsoever.

“Both claims are outright falsehoods. I hereby state that I do not own and never held title to the said property.

“I did not sell any land to the Vice President at any time whatsoever.”

He, however, admitted that the property next to the collapsed 21-story building belongs to him and that he has not sold or had the intention of selling it to anyone.

“To be clear, I own a property next to the said building, which I have not sold and do not intend to sell to anyone.”

Findings by Credible News reveals that Nairaland has on Thursday evening brought down the malicious report from its website while Sahara Reporters has also deactivated the comments section on the said report on its blog.

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