Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
The Osun state government has denied rumours that the first son of the governor, Kabir Aregbesola was arrested in Lagos on charges of money laundering.
According to a statement on the issue by Semiu Okanlawon, Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, he stated that: “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 on Tuesday May 12, 2015, with a huge sum of money in foreign currencies.
The statement said that: “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 hence members of the public are therefore urged to dismiss the falsehood.”he added.
Okanlawon described the whole issue as another handiwork of mischievous minds in our society warned.