by Boladale Bamigbola


Osun State government yesterday dismissed rumours being peddled around by those it called “misguided elements” that a son of the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, Kabir, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Tuesday May 12 with a huge sum of money in foreign currencies.

A statement issued by Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Governor’s Office, Osogbo, Semiu Okanlawon, said authors of the “wicked and malicious lie” are doggedly pursuing their agenda by engaging in an aggressive push for the falsehood to reach a larger population especially using the social media.

The statement reads: “The younger Aregbesola neither traveled anywhere nor had any encounter with any security personnel today. It is obvious the evil minds at work are out to drag an innocent young man’s name into this dirt in order to get at his father.

“Aregbesola has maintained a life of a moderate family man with a set of highly disciplined children who cannot be found wanting on issues of morals and societal values

“Members of the public are therefore urged to dismiss the falsehood because it is just another handiwork of mischievous minds.”

But Osun State Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP, in a statement signed by its chairman, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, alleged that Kabir Aregbesola was arrested at the departure wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport with the lump sum of money that was not cleared but stocked in his luggage, at a time, his father was owing workers over six months’ salaries.

It then urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, not to sweep the allegation under the carpet and conduct thorough investigation into the matter.

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