Ajimobi’s Wife in London Police Net for Laundering N500m …..Oyo Gov. stands surety for wife
By Segun Ayedaade, Lagos – NewsAXE
Junketing wife of the Oyo State governor, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, has finally jumped into the net of London police authorities.
Her offence: she was found in possession of Pound Sterling and United States Dollars totalling N500million about two weeks ago.
Mrs Ajimobi was 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.
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.
NEWSLEAK gathered that the governor had to stand surety for his wife before she was temporarily released the weekend on her arrest.
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 accept 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 published the news of Mrs Ajimobi’s arrest with her picture lavishly used by the local daily.
NEWSLEAK is making effort to get the photograph and use same on this website.
According to investigations, Mrs Ajimobi is literally the human bank in charge of funds illegally deducted from the 33 local government councils in the state as well as the N110million security monthly security vote of her husband.
Rumours that Mrs Ajimobi is the courier for public funds running into billions of Naira allegedly stolen so far by the Action Congress of Nigeria-led government in the last 17months were reinforced by the several contracts awarded to Mrs Ajimobi, including the poorly executed beautification project given to her for N1billion of taxpayers’ money.
In addition, she has appropriated the State Action Committee on AIDS (SACA), which was hitherto under the purview of the Ministry of Health to her office and through this, she is sitting upon the $15million-Dollar World Bank funds released early this year for the control of AIDS in the state.
To wriggle out of money laundering and sundry charges against Mrs Ajimobi, her husband has engaged the service of three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) led by Chief Wole Olanipekun.
Following the expiration of the week-long bail granted Mrs Ajimobi to prepare her legal team as the case will be charged t court soon, she left the country for London early on Sunday, October 28 (that is yesterday).
Governor Ajimobi, it was scoped, has been running from pillar to post for face-saving strategies against the damning incident.
He was said to have expressed determination to pay any price quoted by anyone that could be of help in preventing the scandal from becoming public knowledge as well as getting the “greedy wife” off the hook.
The governor, NEWSLEAK is told, will be travelling out of the country this week to stand by her wife.
It was also gathered that the senior lawyers are on their way out of the country for the legal fireworks in defence of Mrs Ajimobi
enough of it, we heard all these before, which of the govenors is free from these accusarions. Stop playing on our intelligence. God will pay everyone accordingly on the laat day.
ACN may be worst than PDP
God bless the first commentary, enough of all this scam, all of them are thieves, God will catch them, well they may escape it here on earth but never in heaven.
The piece is a blackmail jare!
Nigeria bloggers can blackmail, so as to get cheap popularity and sales. This can’t push traffic to your blog, try something else.
The country is ridduled with corruption already.
I am disappointed with some of the respondents. What has PDP got to do with this news. It is unfortunate that politics of wolf in sheep skin has blindfolded many Nigerians. These crooks pretended to be good people siphoning public fund to their personal coffers. Wake up guys. We all have to condemn these crooks regardless of our political interests. The ACN public holders is not better than any PDP or any other political party.
Why is this a blackmail? Will this be all true if it affects any other political interest outside of Tinubu and his crooks?
PDP we see you hand in this, why are ypu trying to run down our MOTHER . All she has done is to help the needy in our state and support the transformation agenda of her husband.
I was in uk when it happened, it was in uk newspaper.
This is where OBJ fits in ask Dariye , Alams ,and THE IBORIS , you will never get away
Stupid people always blame the stone for being on the road when they walk carelessly and stump their foot on it….Na PDP put the money in her bag abi na dem send am work…when someone spends 10 Naira on you and keeps the remaining 90Naira belonging to you na help she dey help you abi and status quo is the reason we have so much wahala in that country..so Ajimobi should be left alone cos somebody else is doing or stealing more???? NIGERIANS DELIVER YOURSELVES!!!!!
God bless u, som no they thnk b4 they talk, london police has become PDP police
I have called the Metropolitan Police this morning, and I can assure you that the NEWS IS FALSE.
It is a lie that started from Naira land. If anyone has any other facts please post it NOW or please stop this blackmail.
Can we have the number you used to call the Metropolitan Police? Nigeria will never be delivered with this attitude of aiding black kettle because pot is black too. Righteousness should be our watch ward
This story is false. Try again with something more creative and better thought out.
This is really becoming an eye-sore and embarrasment to the poor masses, when the only thing our greedy & tyrant politician knows is how to embezzle our money, enrich their pockets and that of their political god-fathers! It’s so painful that with the bad state of roads, education and social ammenities in Oyo State (Ibadan which is even the state capital is the worse) yet the 1st lady & her stupid husband has nothing to do but to keep on stealing from the state treasury; I pray they never get fre from this; to serve as deterrent to others.
No one is saying you should not eat but don’t eat the future of our children & children’s children today! Create jobs and other better things for the state. Believe me ACN is even worse than PDP that we all are shouting about!
I don‘t know why you are saying this.
I do not know how much pdp gave to you.
My advice for you is to look for better job and stop being use by politicians.
I hate your post.
There is nothing more real than what you have just read. Insiders in the state have confirmed the crisis- the Governor was even unable to make yesterday’s ExCo meeting. Also, my close contacts at the law firm of Wole Olanipekun have confirmed that some top lawyers are making a trip to London for an undisclosed case. SHAME ON AJIMOBI we thought he was different!!!
The ACN of Oyo state can take Newsleak to court if they are sure their hands are clean. since the demise of chief Obafemi Awolowo Nigeria is yet to produce a good leader. Instead we have thieves around, looting everything and leaving the poor to suffer. The are embarking on elephant project so as to loot.
Why do we need τ̲̅ǿ blackmail I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ other τ̲̅ǿ gain popularity,believe Ɣ☺ΰ me sincerely,it was a blackmail,Τ̲̅ђǝ last time akala said ajimobi is a foreigner Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ deemed not fit for election Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ now į̸̸̨§ Τ̲̅ђǝ wife,do Ɣ☺ΰ have τ̲̅ǿ destroy ones image τ̲̅ǿ gain popularity,Gods on Τ̲̅ђǝ throne Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ will judge all accordingly
Those who said that the news are false were among the theif of this country in other way and God will judge
Y are u so vast in running people down?if u av facts of this story y do t u publish it with it instead of telling numerous Nigerians that u don’t av pictures u better write retractions now or face the wrath of the law cos we are tired of ur fake stories
Y dis blackmail? U better look for something serious and true to feed us with cos I don’t understand what u stand to gain frm running people down. Ur story lacks accuracy as d first lady was in the country last week so how can London police arrest her in Nigeria ? U better look elsewhere
Deliver ur self peeps…..won’t u do d same if u get there? Abegii! Na today yansh don dry for back…
U better write a retraction cos this story is false or u face the wrath of the law
This story is so true ,all this stupid people turning it into a political drama are crazy.what is pdp n A.C.N in this issue?is it everything we will play politics with?A woman has stolen heavily instead of u people to treat her as a criminal some idiots are here doing diversionary tactics.Some stupid idiot is even coming to tell us he called Met police in london.I wonder how we can grow with all of this nonsense.
Why destroy people with lies. The story is a big fraud. complete lie. Which court is she being charged. please stop this nonsense
We shall see.
oju ole da? 500m naira acn den neva spend 4 years ooo.ti ebi si pa wa'””””””
am so sorry for all people of oyo state whether this is blackmail or not, there would be a bit of truth in it,Lagbaja sings “mo sorry fun gbogbo yin o o” anyway i believe god is working smthing out, if not why now, the YESO project is there no salary, pot holes here & there people arI crying and suffer. some says it is blackmail or yelomail, dont trust dis pple trust urself.
journalists are better start feeding Us with facts rather than fictions that they cook up 4 popularity.well i am i want to say until this nuisance produces his facts with figures…this story remain a blattant lie. Florence ajimobi is a woman of good integrity and she is very supportive to her charismatic husby. You cnt run them down.