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From YINKA FABOWALE, Ibadan
Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi yesterday, refuted report of her alleged arrest by the Metropolitan Police in London for alleged money laundering, describing the report as a rumour spun by dirty playing politicians.
The report, which went viral online had alleged that Mrs. Ajimobi was arrestede in London for allegedly laundering £400,000 (about N500 million). Mrs. Ajimobi who spoke with reporters in a telephone conversation from London last night said there was no iota of truth in the report, addind that she hopes to be back in Nigeria this morning.
The telephone encounter between her and the newsmen went thus: Journalists: Good evening, Ma Mrs. Ajimobi: Good evening. How are you? Journalists: We are fine. Journalist: Is it true that you have been arrested in London? Mrs. Ajimobi: It is a lie. I don’t know what they are talking about and where they got the information from. I left Nigeria on Sunday, to take my daughter back to school and hopefully I should be in Nigeria tomorrow (today). I don’t know where they got that rumour from. Journalists: Were you at any time invited by the police?
No. I came…I have never been invited by the police and I don’t know what they are talking about. And I don’t know where the rumour is coming from. Journalists: What is your mission at this time in England? What is my mission? Like I said, I took my daughter here. I have a 14-year-old daughter. She is schooling here and she has been schooling here over the past five years. She came in 2007. She should have returned to school on Sunday but because of Sallah I could not bring her.
We left Nigeria Sunday morning and she returned to school Monday morning. That is my mission here. Journalists: Did you read the report of your arrest in the online media and newspapers? Yes I did. I was shocked and surprised when I read the report. There is no iota of truth in everything they said in the report.
It is a blatant lie and as far as I am concerned, journalists that allow themselves to be used…even if they are going to write anything, they should try and find out, get information and be sure of what they are writing. When are you expected back in the country? Mrs. Ajimobi: Tomorrow morning (today).