The true story behind the money laundering allegations against Kabiru Aregbesola, son of Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, has been revealed. Earlier this week, Aregbesola’s son was alleged to have been arrested by Immigration officers at the airport, while ferrying the sum of N178million out of the country. The veracity of the story, has since been the younger Aregbesola was no where near the international airport on that fateful Sunday he was alleged to have been arrested with the money.
However, investigations carried out, have since revealed that the story was sponsored by anti- Aregbesola’s agents, who just wanted to taint the reputation of the Osun governor.
It was learnt that in order to cast aspersion on the person of governor Aregbesola, a plot was hatched to paint him as being profligate and also implicate his son in a money laundering scandal.
It was gathered that the anti-Aregbesola group which hatched and carried out this sinister plot, contacted some online blogs to run the story about Kabiru being arrested at the airport on money laundering allegations.
In a statement signed by Semiu Okanlawon, the Director of Communication and Strategy to the Osun State governor, he said “No son of Aregbesola was arrested for money laundering”.
The rest of the statement reads;
‘It has become pertinent to inform Nigerians and others generally that there is no iota of truth in the story being peddled around by some misguided elements claiming that a son of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Kabir Aregbesola, was arrested at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos today Tuesday May 12, 2015, with a huge sum of money in foreign currencies.
“We have discovered the the 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 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.”