Dapo Abiodun reacts to aide’s alleged involvement in fraud says he cannot be held responsible for his actions
Dapo Abiodun has suspended his Senior Special Assistant on special duties, Abidemi Rufai following his arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over his alleged involvement in $350m unemployment benefits fraud.
According to Kunle Somorin the Chief Press Secretary to Dapo Abiodun he said “We received the very disturbing news of the arrest of one of the governor’s political appointees, Mr. Abidemi Rufai in New York over alleged unemployment benefits and fraud in the United States, this morning.
“While the Governor cannot be held responsible for the actions of a full grown adult, especially outside the jurisdiction of Ogun and Nigeria, he has since suspended the suspect from office to enable him answer the charges levelled against him.
“The Governor wishes to condemn any act capable of undermining his determination to institute an open, 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 will not condone criminals either in his government or the state in general.” He said.