SPLASH FM FIRES JOURNALIST FOR REVEALING GOVERNOR AJIMOBI AND ALAFIN CORRUPT PRACTICES

S Noted broadcaster, Edmund Obilo, had just aired an interview that exposed how the Alafin of Oyo, and the Oyo State governor, had allegedly been sharing the money belonging to the state, under the guise of fake contracts. A Nigerian House of representatives member, Kamil Akinlabi reveals this secret on “bull’s eye,” a popular radio interview program, anchored by Mr. Obilo. The management of the Ibadan-based Splash FM, had shortly afterwards fired one of their best broadcasters, Mr. Edmund Obilo, on Friday on the request of the Oyo State governor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi. Mr. Obilo has been consistently exposing corruption, and the failure of leadership to stop, or investigate that corruption in Oyo State, under the present administration. This has made Mr. Ajimobi and his cronies to force the owner of the FM Station, Chief Adebayo Akande, to fire Mr. Obilo In one instance, the governor had once threatened to pull down the broadcasting mast of the radio station two years ago, but could not achieve its aim due of the quick intervention of the saharareporters.com. Mr. Obilo had anchored different programs, such as “VOICES,” “Bull’s Eye,” and “Economic Search Light.” These were noted platforms where activists and ordinary citizens are invited to express their views and opinions on national questions. Recently, Mr, Obilo draw an ire of the governor after the interview that linked him and his wife to Mr. Mukaila aka Auxiliary, a notorious National Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) thug who is currently standing trial for murder and gun running. In addition, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance recently claims Oyo State government received the huge sum of 100 billion naira in 2013 of which there is no project in Oyo State to justify the amount received. Today, Oyo State is broke, to the extent that the government cannot afford to pay worker salaries on time. Mr. Ajimobi had been fingered in many shady deals, including a private refineries built in Lebanon with stolen funds.

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