Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied ownership of the collapsed 21 story building in Ikoyi, Lagos State, describing his alleged link to the property as sheer wickedness.
Prof. Osinbajo also said that he has no interest whatsoever, and has never had any interest, either legally or beneficially, in the land, the collapsed building or development.
This is as the Vice President has expressed sadness over the unfortunate collapse of the high-rise building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi.
Osinbajo in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande in Abuja on Friday, condoled with the families and relatives of all those who have died, those injured or affected in the collapse.
He said he considered the painful loss of lives a horrible tragedy.
The Vice President frowned at the publication by a well-known online media outfit that had linked him to the collapsed building.
The online media outfit had in its publication claimed that the Vice President owns the land upon which the collapsed building in Ikoyi stood.
It also alleged that Prof. Osinbajo bought the said land from Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, Chairman of Elizade Motors; and
Besides, the publication said that the Vice President, at some point, intervened with the regulatory authorities in Lagos State to unseal the said property. (Vanguard)