Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has dismissed reports that his son, Kabir Aregbesola, was arrested, Tuesday, at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos with a huge sum of money in foreign currencies.
“We have discovered that 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,” Director, Osun State Bureau of Communication & Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, said.
According to Okanlawon in a statement issued late Tuesday, in Osogbo, the state capital: “The younger Aregbesola neither travelled anywhere nor had any encounter with any security personnel today (Tuesday). 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.
“Obviously, part of the game plans of those behind this orchestrated lie is to whip up sentiments especially among the workers in Osun whose salaries are being delayed as part of the fallout of the national revenue crisis and demonise the governor.
“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.”