Oyo First Lady Allegedly Arrested In London By Met Police For Being In Possession Of £400,000

Update: London MET Police have released a statement saying No arrest took place.

First lady of Oyo state, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi is not new to controversies – founded and unfounded allegations have continued to trail her every move since her husband, Abiola Ajimobi became governor of the old western state.

Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi

This time, Mrs Ajimobi has been alleged to have a case of money laundering proffered against her following her arrest two weeks ago by the London Met Police for being in possession of about N100 million.

The governor’s wife was reportedly held for a few days in London before her husband came to bail and stand surety for her pending when her case will be heard in court.

Wary of the potential incalculable damage such news could do to his administration, Governor Ajimobi cooked up a lie about “an emergency business trip” to Taiwan while he actually headed to London to save his wife.

Met police authorities accept the guarantee provided by a sitting high profile government official in cases of money laundering such as this. Since her return to Nigeria two Sundays ago, Mrs. Ajimobi has avoided public gatherings, shunned invitations and cancelled her previous appointments.

As is typical with such high profile cases, top notch Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) have been engaged to wriggle her out of the money laundering and sundry charges. This exclusive set of lawyers, about three in number, are led by ex-NBA President, Chief Wole Olanipekun.

Mrs. Ajimobi left for London early hours of Sunday, October 28 2012, following the expiration of the week-long bail granted her to prepare a defence team as the case will be charged to court soon.

28 Comments

  • Revd emmanuel otito your mama there! £400,000 to buy rams?? You must be a ram also! So she is now the ram buyer for the government abi? Fraudsters! Nigeria is gone, people here will never repent until the end of the world.

  • @Revd Emmanuel…u obviously aren’t a reverend n ur comment shows hw shallow minded ur thinking is….If 100million is being used 2 buy “rams 4 illeya”, hw much will b used 2 provide succour 4 d flood victims numbskull??
    Not ur fault tho…u’r probably 1 of those dat moni has bn used 2 becloud ur sense of reasoning, or a sucker seeking 4 attention…
    God bless Nigeria!!

  • this is to show how our governor is siphoning our money. They turn oyo state to ajimobi’s investment company, i wil nt blame them, both of them are nt citizen of Nigeria, our governor disown his country because of money while his wife is a lebanes. So, what do u expect from them?

  • Na true? If so this is the beginning of the end, ACN should go back to the drawing table. Agreed they are better than the brigands in PDP but the claims of progressive politics is beginning to stink if this allegation is true. Ashiwaju should also take care, much as Awolowo was revered he never awarded a political post to his wife or in law. Ti aye ba yeni ki ama sora.

  • People of Oyo State are saying but no evidence until it happened now. The Ajimobi’s are fond of travelling immediate Fed.allocation is released for the state and the reason for the continous trip has been exposed. The case should be treated like that of former Delta governor,James Onanefe Ibori.

  • Mr. Emmaneul otitoo u called urself a Rev. Pastor but u are very far from God Almighty! How can u a Rev. Approve #100m for purchasing of Ram for ur so called festival…. She and the state Governor Should prepare fully well to face the charges of the ”US” Govt.

  • Mr. Emmaneul otitoo u called urself a Rev. Pastor but u are very far from God Almighty! How can u a Rev. Approve #100m for purchasing of Ram for ur so called festival…. She and the state Governor Should prepare fully well to face the charges of the ”US” Govt……..

  • Small talk i assume, that’s what the wife stole that was made public, don’t think of what she had stolen before, don’t think of what the Governor’s loot anyway, all we do is shout and rain abuses-rubbish, hopeless, spineless citizens. How many of us are ready to protect our tax-payers money, our food on our table, drugs when we fall sick, home (single bedroom only), good education for our children, portable drinking water, commuting transport to and fro our offices, business places,………..? Let me hear enough is enough to Vampires politician in Nigeria, if we ready come along with me and let’s find a solution to this cancerous problem in our society once and for all. I am patiently waiting for yuor responses.

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