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Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by bilms(m): 1:07am On Oct 30, 2012
London Metropolitan Police has confirmed the arrest of Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, wife of Oyo state Governor, over money laundering.

The Met confirmation came this afternoon following an enquiry by P.M.NEWS on the story making the rounds that Mrs. Ajimobi was arrested in London, with the sum of 400,000 pounds and thousands of US dollars, valued at N500million.

The Met simply said ‘Yes’ to our question, seeking confirmation about the arrest.

However, the organization declined to give further information about the matter, citing a UK law.

“I am sorry, we are unable to disclose any information to you under the Data Protection Act,” an officer in the MET Lambeth Office responded.


Ajimobi’s Wife in London Police Net for Laundering N500m …..Oyo gov stands surety for wife ….Wole Olanipekun, 2 other SANs engaged
Posted on October 29, 2012 by NewsAXE

By Segun Ayedaade, Lagos
Junketing wife of the Oyo State governor, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, has finally jumped into the net of London police authorities.
Her offence: she was found in possession of Pound Sterling and United States Dollars totalling N500million about two weeks ago.

Mrs Ajimobi was arrested by the Met Police during her 52nd trip outside Nigeria in the last 17 months that her husband became the chief executive of the Pace-Setter state.
The development came barely a few months after Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was arrested also in London on money laundering charges and was held for about 26 days in the United Kingdom.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has equally been out of the country for about 42 times on personal and official trips that have cost the people of the state fortunes in estacode and denied them the opportunity of a responsible government during times of sorrow, like the August 26, 2011 flood disaster that ravaged the state.

The governor’s wife was held for a few days in London before she telephoned her husband who immediately flew out to the United Kingdom to save his wife and his administration from the embarrassment that the arrest could cause.
NEWSLEAK gathered that the governor had to stand surety for his wife before she was temporarily released the weekend on her arrest.

To ensure that the news does not get to public domain, Governor Ajimobi had to lie that he was travelling to Taiwan for “an emergency business trip”, and headed for London to stand surety for his wife.

Met police authorities accept the surety-ship of a sitting high profile government official in cases of money laundering without which Mrs Ajimobi would have been declared wanted and Interpol sent after her.

When Mrs Ajimobi returned to Nigeria two Sundays ago, she avoided public gathering, never honoured any invitation and cancelled all previous appointments.
A community newspaper in London published the news of Mrs Ajimobi’s arrest with her picture lavishly used by the local daily.

NEWSLEAK is making effort to get the photograph and use same on this website.
According to investigations, Mrs Ajimobi is literally the human bank in charge of funds illegally deducted from the 33 local government councils in the state as well as the N110million security monthly security vote of her husband.

Rumours that Mrs Ajimobi is the courier for public funds running into billions of Naira allegedly stolen so far by the Action Congress of Nigeria-led government in the last 17months were reinforced by the several contracts awarded to Mrs Ajimobi, including the poorly executed beautification project given to her for N1billion of taxpayers’ money.

In addition, she has appropriated the State Action Committee on AIDS (SACA), which was hitherto under the purview of the Ministry of Health to her office and through this, she is sitting upon the $15million-Dollar World Bank funds released early this year for the control of AIDS in the state.

To wriggle out of money laundering and sundry charges against Mrs Ajimobi, her husband has engaged the service of three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) led by Chief Wole Olanipekun.
Following the expiration of the week-long bail granted Mrs Ajimobi to prepare her legal team as the case will be charged t court soon, she left the country for London early on Sunday, October 28 (that is yesterday).

Governor Ajimobi, it was scoped, has been running from pillar to post for face-saving strategies against the damning incident.
He was said to have expressed determination to pay any price quoted by anyone that could be of help in preventing the scandal from becoming public knowledge as well as getting the “greedy wife” off the hook.

The governor, NEWSLEAK is told, will be travelling out of the country this week to stand by her wife.
It was also gathered that the senior lawyers are on their way out of the country for the legal fireworks in defence of Mrs Ajimobi.

http://newsleak-ng.com/?p=23
http://dailypost.com.ng/2012/10/30/london-metropoloitan-police-confirms-arrest-governor-ajimobis-wife/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=london-metropoloitan-police-confirms-arrest-governor-ajimobis-wife
http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2012/10/30/anxiety-over-florence-ajimobis-alleged-arrest-in-uk/

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by Abagworo(m): 1:15am On Oct 30, 2012
The fall of ACN is at hand.

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by MrGlobe(m): 1:16am On Oct 30, 2012
what the hell. Man is looting, woman is looting, south west is impoverished. Every corruption story is from there, I wonder what happened to their morals. smh
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by MrGlobe(m): 1:18am On Oct 30, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the ACN reguonal integration. Olusegun Mimiko has been vindicated.

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by amosy007: 1:35am On Oct 30, 2012
Another pdp cheap propaganda.. See d news source self..

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by bilms(m): 2:06am On Oct 30, 2012
p what? people deceiving people ko,alternative corrupt nonentities ni.

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by onatisi(m): 2:48am On Oct 30, 2012
i have always said it on this site and i still stand by my statement.acn is not better than pdp.all nigerian politicians are the same,but some ppl still believe that acn is a better alternative to pdp.if acn happens to be the ruling party at the center then ppl will see how rotten they are

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by taharqa: 4:32am On Oct 30, 2012
What kind of a story is this? Journalists shld learn to be professional abeg
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by misterh(m): 5:16am On Oct 30, 2012
The news appears flawed. It made mention of Fayemi getting arrested & held for 26 days and no one in Nig knew of it C'mon, you can do better than this. Hey, not tryin to defend ACN but i'm all out for credible news.

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by nduchucks: 5:22am On Oct 30, 2012
This story is fake, though it describes what these thieves do routinely - Insha Allah, one day go be one day.
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by takedat(m): 5:37am On Oct 30, 2012
Junk journalism
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by iykak47: 6:11am On Oct 30, 2012
The 'news is fake' because her husband is from ACN not PDP or because she is not Patience Jonathan.

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by Maxymilliano(m): 6:34am On Oct 30, 2012
Which one is NEWSLEAK again

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by otokx(m): 6:37am On Oct 30, 2012
is there no iota of truth to the story?

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by truth4meal(m): 6:53am On Oct 30, 2012
bilms: p what? people deceiving people ko,alternative corrupt nonentities ni.
you need a life - remember KARMA is Unisex...U bow to stipend just to come online posting all sort to justify ur cursed savings and salary; smearing the hard earn name of individuals - I knw now you don't knw wat is in a name cos your existence so far is an Alias. One day you will understand wat is in a name and how its abominable smearing people's name for an execrable living...if u can't desist for ur sake do for you kids.

Cc; Mr Globe
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by omiobo: 6:55am On Oct 30, 2012
"Real" fake news
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by truth4meal(m): 6:58am On Oct 30, 2012
iykak47: The 'news is fake' because her husband is from ACN not PDP or because she is not Patience Jonathan.
Don't mind them jawe, the news is authentic - its you that has a fake brain...Read and Reflect; dats in el rufai's voice wink
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by onatisi(m): 7:18am On Oct 30, 2012
i think this story is true,here is a link to the story

247ureports.com/ajimobis-wife-in-london-police-net-for-laundering-n500m-oyo-gov-stands-surety-for-wife/
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by Nobody: 7:23am On Oct 30, 2012
London again? E be like say Ibori case never show them pepper! Buh....dammit! All these money being stolen,WTF are they gonna do with it? Stealing public funds....am speechless!

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by Tonim(f): 7:23am On Oct 30, 2012
If this is true, the BBC will definitely report it. I just checked and they are not.
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by onatisi(m): 7:34am On Oct 30, 2012
Tonim:

If this is true, the BBC will definitely report it. I just checked and they are not.
lady pls that isnt a valid excuse ,so until bbc tells u something u wont believe it is true.there are so many things that happen at the airport in uk concerning nigerian politicians that bbc wont even bother to report .it is good for uk as long as ajimobi agrees to forfeit the money.matter die
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by ciphoenix(m): 7:34am On Oct 30, 2012
berem: London again? E be like say Ibori case never show them pepper! Buh....dammit! All these money being stolen, WTF are they gonna do with it? Stealing public funds....am speechless!
i tire o. Maybe they wan use stacks of currency notes take build house grin

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by GARRIx7(m): 7:36am On Oct 30, 2012
The development came barely a few months after Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was arrested also in London on money laundering charges and was held for about 26 days in the United Kingdom.

So a state governor was arrested for 26 days in LOndon and it wasn't everywhere in the news. Hmmmm!!!
Let's wait and see, but I'm tempted to disregard it as a lie till more light is thrown on the matter..

Besides, the OP is a confirmed ACN hater, always trying to paint the party in bad light.
OP. Please know that it takes more than cheap propaganda to dislodge a performing govt...NUFF SAID.

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by Desola(f): 7:38am On Oct 30, 2012
A community newspaper in the UK that cannot be named? Who do these people think they are fooling, exactly? If the case is due to be heard in court then surely, you must have information on which court the case would or is listed in.

utter rubbish!

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by takedat(m): 7:48am On Oct 30, 2012
onatisi:
my guy pls that isnt a valid excuse ,so until bbc tells u something u wont believe it is true.there are so many things that happen at the airport in uk concerning nigerian politicians that bbc wont even bother to report .it is good for uk as long as ajimobi agrees to forfeit the money.matter die
And you believe its true because a soft sell magazine or an unknown blog says so? Do you mean something of this magnitude will happen in UK and Nigerian Government won't be in the know of it? And that no reliable news outlet in Nigeria is aware of it? And that a state governor(Fayemi) would be held in the UK for 26 days without no one knowing? And that if it was true, Oyo state PDP wouldn't have raised alarm all this while? Guy, you need to get your thinking cap on. Even if you have your personal dislike for ACN, you shouldn't stoop so low into swallowing any crap hook line and sinker

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by onatisi(m): 7:53am On Oct 30, 2012
take dat: And you believe its true because a soft sell magazine or an unknown blog says so? Do you mean something of this magnitude will happen in UK and Nigerian Government won't be in the know of it? And that no reliable news outlet in Nigeria is aware of it? And that a state governor(Fayemi) would be held in the UK for 26 days without no one knowing? And that if it was true, Oyo state PDP wouldn't have raised alarm all this while? Guy, you need to get your thinking cap on. Even if you have your personal dislike for ACN, you shouldn't stoop so low into swallowing any crap hook line and sinker
i am not discussing fayemis case ,i am talking about ajimobis wife ,we have heard so many stories of govs been caught at the airport in uk with huge amounts of cash and nothing happens after all the noise. and pls when responding to post always try to do it in a constructive nd less confrontational manner .thanks

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Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by felifeli: 7:55am On Oct 30, 2012
bilms: Ajimobi’s Wife in London Police Net for Laundering N500m …..Oyo gov stands surety for wife ….Wole Olanipekun, 2 other SANs engaged
Posted on October 29, 2012 by NewsAXE

By Segun Ayedaade, Lagos
Junketing wife of the Oyo State governor, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, has finally jumped into the net of London police authorities.
Her offence: she was found in possession of Pound Sterling and United States Dollars totalling N500million about two weeks ago.

Mrs Ajimobi was arrested by the Met Police during her 52nd trip outside Nigeria in the last 17 months that her husband became the chief executive of the Pace-Setter state.
The development came barely a few months after Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was arrested also in London on money laundering charges and was held for about 26 days in the United Kingdom.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has equally been out of the country for about 42 times on personal and official trips that have cost the people of the state fortunes in estacode and denied them the opportunity of a responsible government during times of sorrow, like the August 26, 2011 flood disaster that ravaged the state.

The governor’s wife was held for a few days in London before she telephoned her husband who immediately flew out to the United Kingdom to save his wife and his administration from the embarrassment that the arrest could cause.
NEWSLEAK gathered that the governor had to stand surety for his wife before she was temporarily released the weekend on her arrest.

To ensure that the news does not get to public domain, Governor Ajimobi had to lie that he was travelling to Taiwan for “an emergency business trip”, and headed for London to stand surety for his wife.

Met police authorities accept the surety-ship of a sitting high profile government official in cases of money laundering without which Mrs Ajimobi would have been declared wanted and Interpol sent after her.

When Mrs Ajimobi returned to Nigeria two Sundays ago, she avoided public gathering, never honoured any invitation and cancelled all previous appointments.
A community newspaper in London published the news of Mrs Ajimobi’s arrest with her picture lavishly used by the local daily.

NEWSLEAK is making effort to get the photograph and use same on this website.
According to investigations, Mrs Ajimobi is literally the human bank in charge of funds illegally deducted from the 33 local government councils in the state as well as the N110million security monthly security vote of her husband.

Rumours that Mrs Ajimobi is the courier for public funds running into billions of Naira allegedly stolen so far by the Action Congress of Nigeria-led government in the last 17months were reinforced by the several contracts awarded to Mrs Ajimobi, including the poorly executed beautification project given to her for N1billion of taxpayers’ money.

In addition, she has appropriated the State Action Committee on AIDS (SACA), which was hitherto under the purview of the Ministry of Health to her office and through this, she is sitting upon the $15million-Dollar World Bank funds released early this year for the control of AIDS in the state.

To wriggle out of money laundering and sundry charges against Mrs Ajimobi, her husband has engaged the service of three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) led by Chief Wole Olanipekun.
Following the expiration of the week-long bail granted Mrs Ajimobi to prepare her legal team as the case will be charged t court soon, she left the country for London early on Sunday, October 28 (that is yesterday).

Governor Ajimobi, it was scoped, has been running from pillar to post for face-saving strategies against the damning incident.
He was said to have expressed determination to pay any price quoted by anyone that could be of help in preventing the scandal from becoming public knowledge as well as getting the “greedy wife” off the hook.

The governor, NEWSLEAK is told, will be travelling out of the country this week to stand by her wife.
It was also gathered that the senior lawyers are on their way out of the country for the legal fireworks in defence of Mrs Ajimobi.

http://newsleak-ng.com/?p=23

Another Indian hemp inspired post. SMH
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by GARRIx7(m): 7:56am On Oct 30, 2012
Check BLIMS topics as well as posts and you'll understand that he's just an id1ot who's mission on NL is to say thrash abt ACN, that's not 2 bad, but descending to the point of lying is SATANIC..

The guy is brainless to believe the thrash in that write-up, talk less of posting it...
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by GARRIx7(m): 8:00am On Oct 30, 2012
onatisi:
i am not discussing fayemis case ,i am talking about ajimobis wife ,we have heard so many stories of govs been caught at the airport in uk with huge amounts of cash and nothing happens after all the noise. and pls when responding to post always try to do it in a constructive nd less confrontational manner .thanks

Was Fayemi arrested in UK and held for 22 days like the article claimed? C'mon you should know cheap propaganda when you see one....
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by onatisi(m): 8:03am On Oct 30, 2012
GARRI (x7):


Was Fayemi arrested in UK and held for 22 days like the article claimed. C'mon you should know cheap propaganda when you see one....
my man check my post ,i am not discussing fayemi matter ,i am trying to piece together the ajimobi case which sounds very possible
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by takedat(m): 8:03am On Oct 30, 2012
onatisi:
i am not discussing fayemis case ,i am talking about ajimobis wife ,we have heard so many stories of govs been caught at the airport in uk with huge amounts of cash and nothing happens after all the noise. and pls when responding to post always try to do it in a constructive nd less confrontational manner .thanks
Well pardon me if my last post was confrontational. Most people who flawed the Op did so because of the Fayemi's alleged arrest. Its quite obvious that the intent of the Op was an attempt to smear some people or party. I do not intend to exonerate political office holders but when we make allegations of graft against them, it should be factual and not an attempt to slander them.
Re: Ajimobi’s Wife Arrested In The UK For Money Laundering by MrGlobe(m): 8:04am On Oct 30, 2012
Its clear some people have been enslavened by ACN because of tribal politics. SMFH. may God have mercy on this nation. This story is true, the only thing that is not true is your brain, if you are raising flimsy excuses to it.

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