Oct 21, 2021

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Pandora Papers: At Last, Nigerian Governor Breaks Silence on Alleged Ownership of UK Property

  • There are viral claims that Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun owns a building in the UK
  • However, the Governor of Osun denied the allegation and distanced himself himself from a certain company through which he was accused of purchasing the property
  • Oyetola announced on Saturday, October 9th, that he was leaving his position in 2011 resigned when he became Rauf Aregbesola’s chief of staff

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has responded to allegations that he was purchasing and owning United Kingdom (UK) property.

Governor Oyetola denies the allegation by his chief press officer Ismail Omipidan as unfounded and untrue, reports The Sun.

To clarify the records, Omipidan made it clear in a statement that his mission The giver has no relationship with the alleged owner of the property, Kolawole Aluko, who he was accused of buying the house, added PM News.

Omipidan also noted that the governor of Osun resigned from Aranda Overseas Corporation, the company that was allegedly used to purchase the house in 2011 following his appointment as chief of staff to his predecessor Rauf Aregbesola.

Oyetola’s CPS therefore claimed that the governor was not guilty of any crime, adding that he also resigned from his position as director of Global Investments Offshore Limited in 2011.

Part of the explanation read:

“We have seen online media platforms in some reports about the allegations of PANDORA PAPERS. So this is to put the matter right, ‘he said.

“Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, the governor of Osun State, stepped down from managing the Aranda Overseas Corporation in 2011 when he took up the political position. He has also given up his stake in the same company.

“Since 2011 to date, he has had no association, business or business dealings with said company as he is neither a director nor a shareholder in said company.”

The allegations are contained in a series of documents (Pandora Papers) compiled by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

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Meanwhile, Oyetola had amid speculation about the alleged rift with its predecessor he finally set Aregbesola the record.

Oyetola said he had no problems with April Aregbesola, who is now Interior Minister, except on governance issues.