Senator Ajibola Bashiru, the lawmaker representing Osun Central Senatorial District has revealed that his political aides stole money in his bedroom in December 2019.
This is coming after he debunked claims of arresting 5 of his aides for stealing amounts “ranging from N30 billion to N30 million and or 100,000 dollars”.
In a Facebook he shared, Bashiru wrote;
“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.”
However in an interview with The Nation, the Osun-born lawmaker revealed that two of his aides were arrested because of the disappearance of his only maid. He also confirmed that some of his aides stole some money from his bedroom in December, though he didn’t disclose the amount.
Bashiru who revealed that the theft occurred while he was on vacation with his wife, added that the unauthorised access to his bedroom was without any sign of forcible entry.
“Only a few of my aides have access to the keys to my room. This should show to any discerning mind the level of trust and confidence I had in those aides.
“The only maid in my house escaped from the house. She sneaked out of the house after throwing her belongings over the fence, probably with the connivance of other aides. She even left her two phones behind.
“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.”