The Presidency has debunked reports that former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, transferred N12.5m from the state government account to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that Peoples Gazette, an online newspaper, had revealed documents showing that the Ogun State Government transferred the money to the First Bank Account of the president.
Reacting to the report in a post on social media on Thursday, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, clarified that the money in question was transferred to the “PMB Estate.”
He stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari Estate in Abeokuta belonged to the state government and was only named after the President.
“Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the coffers of Ogun State to a ‘PMB Estate’ is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari,” Shehu wrote.
“The PMB Estate is owned by the Ogun State Government, which honoured the President by naming it after him. Of course, that does not confer the ownership of the estate on President Buhari.
“The gossipy online newspaper peddling the falsehood that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the tried and tested anti-corruption fighter is the beneficiary of this cash transfer should be ignored.”