Vice President Osinbanjo answered questions on his alleged ownership of the Ikoyi building that collapsed and his involvement in a land sale scandal through his media team.
In a statement released by his media aide Laolu Akande to influence any regulatory body on the collapsed building, he stated he declared his asset and never acted
“Let it be made absolutely clear that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo does not own and has never owned the said land. 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. 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 vice-president has referred this disgraceful publication to his lawyers for prompt legal action.”