Gov Abiodun suspends aide arrested in US over alleged fraud

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Ogun Dapo Abiodun has suspended his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Special Duties, Abidemi Rufai, following his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over alleged involvement $350m unemployment benefits fraud respect of COVID – 19 pandemic.

Reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun said the news of his aide’s involvement fraud is disturbing.

He however said the “ cannot be held responsible for the actions of a full grown adult.”

According him: “We received the very disturbing news of the arrest of one of the ’s political appointees, Mr Abidemi Rufai over alleged unemployment benefits and fraud the , this morning.

“While the Governor cannot be held responsible for the actions of a full grown adult, especially outside the jurisdiction of Ogun and , he has since suspended the suspect enable him answer the charges levelled against him.

“The Governor wishes condemn any act capable of undermining his determination institute an , transparent, accountable and morally upright behaviour in the State and in governance.

“Gov. Abiodun remains committed to his agenda of building our future together and not condone criminals either in his or the state in general.”