The Osun State Government has debunked reports in some online media that the first son of the state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Kabiru was arrested at the Murtala Muhammad International Airprot for money laundering.
A statement by the Director of Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, on Wednesday, 13th May, 2015, stated that there was no element of truth in the story.
“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,” the statement began.
It stated further that, “we have discovered 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”.