– Laundering N500m few weeks ago.
– Arrested on her 52nd trip overseas in the 17 months as First Lady
– Gov Ajimobi engages 3 SANs, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun.
– Governor sureties for her temporarily release, as she rushed back.
– Mrs Ajimobi is back in UK in line to her bail condition and will appear in court soon.
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 (ACN) 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. 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.