Revealed: How Ajimobi Awarded Himself, Wife, Others N1bn Worth Of State’s Cars Using ‘Discretionary Powers’

Facts have emerged how the immediate past Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, used “discretionary powers” to award cars worth over N1billion as exit package to himself, his deputy, the Secretary to the State Government and other principal officers of his government.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that most of the cars taken away by top officials of the past administration were purchased between January and February this year.

As contained in a document exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the “Exit package” for the former governor include a Lexus jeep with registration number, 10SG; Land Cruiser SUV with registration number, OY 02 A01 attached to the ADC to the governor and a Hilux Toyota with number OY 608 A01 attached to the Escort Commander.

Other cars in the former governor’s fleet, which were taken away, include five Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs; a Toyota Prado SUV; An LX Lexus jeep and a Nissan Pathfinder SUV.

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The Deputy Governor went away with a Toyota Land Cruiser and three Toyota Hilux D/C Pick Up.

The Secretary to the State Government, Ishmael Alli, went away with a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser and a Prado SUV 2018 model.

Similarly, the erstwhile Speaker was also awarded a Toyota Land Cruiser GX-R (2016) Full option. The Head of Service also went home with a Toyota Prado SUV and Toyota Hilux Pick-up.

The former governor’s wife, Mrs Ajimobi, took with her two Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs, a Toyota Avensis; two Hyundai Saloon cars and a Renault Latitude saloon car, making a total of six cars carted away by the former first lady.

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PREMIUM TIMES investigation revealed that the Oyo State government procured the SSG’s cars for N40million each. The OYSG 1 is a treated car worth N140 million. The value of the other vehicles such as the Toyota Hilux and the Land Cruiser SUVs is about N30million each.