In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, July, 2020

$1.3m United States Mansion Bought By Ex-Oyo Governor, Ajimobi, In 2016 Uncovered

$1.3m United States Mansion Purchased By Ex-Oyo Governor, Ajimobi, In 2016 Uncovered

The residential constructing positioned at 10821 Symphony Park Drive, which attracts an annual tax of $18,198 — N7,060,824m –was bought by Ajimobi throughout his second time period in workplace as governor of the state in 2016.

A home in Rockville, Maryland, United States, bought by a former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, in 2016 for $1,347,200m — N522,713,600m (N388 per USD) — has been uncovered.

The residential constructing positioned at 10821 Symphony Park Drive, which attracts an annual tax of $18,198 — N7,060,824m –was bought by Ajimobi throughout his second time period in workplace as governor of the state in 2016.

In keeping with findings by SaharaReporters, the acquisition of the home in America is in gross violation of the code of conduct legal guidelines of Nigeria, which forbids serving public officers from working financial institution accounts and buying property exterior the nation.

It was additionally gathered from sources on the Code of Conduct Bureau that the property was not listed amongst belongings declared by the previous Oyo governor till his tenure in workplace elapsed in 2019.

Additionally, checks with high actual property gamers within the US indicated that the Maryland property of Ajimobi was now value a minimum of $1.6m — N620,800,000m.

The revelation comes days after Ajimobi died on the First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, on account of Coronavirus problems.

Earlier than his demise, the late former governor had been embroiled in a bitter feud with the Oyo State Authorities headed by Seyi Makinde over the revocation of 48 plots of land belonging to him.

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In keeping with the state authorities, the revocation turned crucial after the property violated its land administration legal guidelines.

Unwilling to lose the selection property with out placing up a courageous struggle, Ajimobi took the matter to court docket the place it remained till he died final week.

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Supply: SaharaReporters

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