N800m Abuja property is not my own, Osinbajo’s daughter, Kiki, says

Kiki Osinbajo
Kiki Osinbajo

Kiki Osinbajo, daughter of Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said she is not the owner a property valued at N800 million at Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

Kiki, denying the property ownership as attributed to her by her dad’s accuser, Jackson Ude, Kiki said on Friday, in a post on Instagram, that the property in question was a rented one.

“For me it is completely unbelievable that a grown man will sit in his home and lie about me; a grown man who possibly has children my age! Like many young women in Nigeria, I work hard.

“It may be difficult for people like him to understand that a young woman can work hard and succeed on her own steam. Anyone can verify the ownership of the property of Glamd Africa at AGIS in Abuja. I am a tenant in the property. My landlord’s name is Musa Adams.”

A blogger and former presidential aide, Jackson Ude, had alleged on Twittet that Kiki, who runs a fashion retail outfit in Abuja, owned the property located on Durban Street, Wuse 2, which he said was worth N800 million.

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In his tweet, Ude alleged: “How did Kiki Osinbajo, VP Osinbajo’s daughter, earn N800 million she invested in the property housing her Glam’d Africa Beauty House in Abuja on 10 Durban Street, Wuse 2. Abuja?”

Ude, via his Twitter page and his online news platform, Pointblank News, had earlier accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, of collecting N4 billon from the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, who is being probed by a Presidential panel.

However, Osinbajo, had since denied the allegations levelled against him and had also petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to probe the United States-based blogger, as he said he was ready to prosecute him for criminal defamation against him.

Osinbajo said, Ude was in the habit of publishing malicious articles against his person, some of the printed copies of past publications he said had been attached to his petition to the IGP.

Also, Osinbajo, said, Ude had likened him to the alleged transnational scammer, Ramon Abbas, aka, Hushpuppi, by calling him ‘Hush-bajo.’

Consequently, Osinbajo, who said the Ude’s articles and misrepresentations were defamatory and capable of bringing him to ridicule before members of the public, called on the IGP to probe the blogger with a view to prosecuting him for criminal defamation.

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The petition read in part, “These vicious and malicious publications are meant to achieve one objective only, to present to his readership and others (Nigerians and foreigners) that our client is a dishonest and disloyal public officer and consequently unfit for the position of Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria he is occupying.

“We are of the view that unless an action for criminal defamation is commenced against the said Mr. Jackson Ude, he will continue to use his social media platform to publish materials that are false and criminally defamatory of our client’s reputation.

“In view of the above, we humbly request that you cause the above allegations made against our client to be investigated and if the suggested investigation confirms our complaint of the falsehood of these allegations, to initiate criminal proceedings pursuant to the provisions of Sections 391-395 of the Penal Code Act for criminal defamation against the said Jackson Ude.”