Reports have it that Mr Kabiru Aregbesola, the son of the Osun State Governor, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola was on Tuesday afternoon arrested at the departure wing of the Muritala Muhammed Airport II, Lagos with the sum of N178million ($912,820) cash stocked in his luggage.
The report said that Mr Kabuiru called his father who rushed down to handle the case before it got out of hand adding at the time of the report, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola requested to see the Immigration officers that arrested his son for a discussion on how to sort out the problem.
But in a swift reaction, the Osun state government has denied the report.
A statement signed by the Director, Bureau of Communication & Strategy for Osun state Government, Semiu Okanlawon said: “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”.
“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”.
“Members of the public are therefore urged to dismiss the falsehood because it is just another handiwork of mischievous minds”.