Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gov Ajimobi's Wife Allegedly Arrested For Money Laundry In London

The wife of the Oyo State governor, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, has been alleged to be in the net of London police authorities.

According to unconfirmed reports she was found in possession of Pound Sterling and United States Dollars totaling N500million about two weeks ago.

Mrs Ajimobi was said to have been arrested by the Met Police during her 52nd trip outside Nigeria in the last 17 months that her husband became the chief executive of the Pace-Setter state.
The development came barely a few months after Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was arrested also in London on money laundering charges and was held for about 26 days in the United Kingdom.

According to the source ,Governor Abiola Ajimobi has equally been out of the country for about 42 times on personal and official trips that have cost the people of the state fortunes in estacode and denied them the opportunity of a responsible government during times of sorrow, like the August 26, 2011 flood disaster that ravaged the state.

The governor’s wife was held for a few days in London before she telephoned her husband who immediately flew out to the United Kingdom to save his wife and his administration from the embarrassment that the arrest could cause.

The governor was alleged to had stand in surety for his wife before she was temporarily released the weekend on her arrest.

It was reported that to ensure that the news does not get to public domain, Governor Ajimobi had to lie that he was travelling to Taiwan for “an emergency business trip”, and headed for London to stand surety for his wife.

Met police authorities it was said,accepted the surety-ship of a sitting high profile government official in cases of money laundering without which Mrs Ajimobi would have been declared wanted and Interpol sent after her.

When Mrs Ajimobi returned to Nigeria two Sundays ago, she avoided public gathering, never honoured any invitation and cancelled all previous appointments.

A community newspaper in London was said to have published the news of Mrs Ajimobi’s arrest with her picture lavishly used by the local daily.

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