The lawmaker representing Osun Central Senatorial District, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, has mentioned that his political aides stole his cash in his bed room final December.
He, nonetheless, refuted an allegation that he apprehended 5 of them due to the theft.
Bashiru, who posted on his Fb web page with the identify ‘Ajibola Bashiru’, on Tuesday, at 5:02pm, mentioned: “Many well-wishers have brought to my attention a campaign of calumny in the social media by some disgruntled elements that I caused five of my aides to be arrested over an alleged stolen amount ranging from N30 billion to N30 million and or 100,000 dollars, depending on their levels of fantasy.”
Yesterday, our reporter contacted one of many constituency aides, Khalid Ibrahim, on the cellphone. He confirmed the authenticity of the Fb web page of his principal.
Bashiru, who described those that peddled the hearsay as mischief-makers, nonetheless, confirmed that two of his aides had been arrested due to the disappearance of his solely maid.
He mentioned the hearsay is geared toward maligning and portraying him as being callous.
The senator mentioned that a few of his aides gained entry to his bed room and stole some cash final December whereas he was away on trip together with his spouse.
Bashiru, who refused to reveal the quantity stolen by his aides, famous that the unauthorised entry to his bed room was with none signal of forcible entry.
He mentioned: “Only some of my aides have entry to the keys to my room. This could present to any discerning thoughts the extent of belief and confidence I had in these aides.
The one maid in my home escaped from the home. She sneaked out of the home after throwing her belongings over the fence, in all probability with the connivance of different aides. She even left her two telephones behind.”
The lawmaker added: “For me, beyond the issue of money being stolen, the incident raised issues of a serious security breach in my home and a potential threat to my life and that of my family, as the perpetrators may even plant injurious items in my room or house or even have a more sinister motive.”