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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Obanikoro reportedly refunds N100.4m to EFCC, may regain freedom

Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has reportedly refunded N100.4 million out of the N785 million a company, Sylvan McNamara limited linked to him, received from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. 
 
The Nation reports that Obanikoro who has been in EFCC custody since October 19th, may be released after the N100.4 million he refunded has been confirmed by the antigraft agency.

An EFCC operative who spoke on condition of anonymity said “After many days of foot-dragging, the ex-Minister has paid back N100.4million out of about N785million allegedly collected from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) by Sylvan McNamara Limited, a company  which was allegedly linked to him. I think we may grant him bail to give him time to look for the balance of the cash. We are trying to verify the government account he paid into and we want to confirm the payment. We may release him any moment from now after the confirmation. This, however, does not mean that we are dropping any charges against him. Our objective is first of all to recover the illegal funds. The decision on his trial will depend on the review of his case and the extent to which he is liable. You know the ex-Minister has admitted flying over N1.299billion to Akure in two shuttles for Governor Ayodele Fayose. The cash was collected by Fayose’s associate, Abiodun Agbele, who is currently on trial. Obanikoro also confessed that he personally gave $5.377m (N60m then) cash to Fayose.  He admitted on oath that he was used to siphon public funds meant for arms purchase. These are all criminal offences which are punishable by the nation’s laws. The testimonies of Obanikoro will hasten his trial and ongoing prosecution of all the suspects implicated in the arms cash.”

Obanikoro in his statement to the EFCC, had alleged that N3.880 billion out of the N4.75 billion he collected from Dasuki, was handed to Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, to rig the state governorship election in June 2014 in favor of PDP.  Obanikoro also alleged that he handed over $5.377m (N60m then) cash to Fayose at Spotless Hotel, Ado-Ekiti in the presence of the former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Dr. Tope Aluko, and other party stalwarts. Fayose has since dismissed this allegation, accusing the Federal government of wanting to rope him into the case by all means possible since he is always very critical of the Buhari-led adminisitration.

Commenting on Fayose's denial, the EFCC source said “The governor is just grandstanding because of the immunity he enjoys. He personally admitted collecting money from Zenith Bank as a campaign gift. His associate, Agbele, reeled out how houses were bought from the N1.299billion brought by Obanikoro. And the ex-Minister has finally nailed him with his statement on oath. Fayose has a date with the court. It is just a matter of time. In two years, he will be in the dock to account for the contracts he executed in the ONSA to have earned such slush funds".

37 comments:

Ogenah Boris said...

How true is it? Thought he said he was innocent

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Hahaha the fear of EFCC is the beginning of wisdom ,FFK should continue acting stubborn ,they will soon deposit him in kiri kiri. Sai Changii🙌🏾 Nigeria money is no longer free to steal,even the looters will not be comfortable looting. No room for corruption, Sai baba👍🏾



~glo rule your world~ cos I do•

Adamma said...

All the money that has been refunded, where is it?
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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Story! Where is that money huh? REGAIN FREEDOM WHEN TERRORIST BUHARI AND HIS APC ARE TRYING TO BRIBE HIM TOM IMPLICATE HEAVENLY FAYOSE. shame to obanikoro.shame to terrorist buhari and his apc. So for una mind now una they fight corruption huh? May thunder fire una. YORUBAS ARE NOT ONLY HYPOCRITES,COWARDAS AND CHAMELEON. I WONDER BE SURPRISE THAT THIS IDIOT WOULD ACCEPT APC OFFER TO IMPLICATE FAYOSE SHAME TO U ALL.where are the so called money they are recovering huh? Apc keep fooling una fellow fools in Nigeria
freeborn wept.
























#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Story! Is there any thing like freedom in apc scam government huh?Where is that money huh? REGAIN FREEDOM WHEN TERRORIST BUHARI AND HIS APC ARE TRYING TO BRIBE HIM TOM IMPLICATE HEAVENLY FAYOSE. shame to obanikoro.shame to terrorist buhari and his apc. So for una mind now una they fight corruption huh? May thunder fire una. YORUBAS ARE NOT ONLY HYPOCRITES,COWARDAS AND CHAMELEON. I WONDER BE SURPRISE THAT THIS IDIOT WOULD ACCEPT APC OFFER TO IMPLICATE FAYOSE SHAME TO U ALL.where are the so called money they are recovering huh? Apc keep fooling una fellow fools in Nigeria
freeborn wept.
























#sad indeed

Obazee Osazee said...

Fayose will run away b4 the end of his tenure

livingstone chibuike said...

Hmmm dis people ar mean

Cypher said...

Frankly speaking GEJ government was fucking corrupt. If people could loot the country like this how did you expect it to survive? This is very bad. Even if Buhari isn't doing well but what will one expect from a country that her common wealth was shared. God help us

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Nigeria!!!whr thieves are caught and released witout trial. Una weldone o
Signed
LibBadBoy

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Gud for dem


...merited happiness

Juliet Iwuno said...

Thief! Out of all the billions he stole. Linda take note!

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmmmm people are criminals ooo
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

destiny Izunna said...

Good he should keep vomiting pen rubbers

sholaolu samuel said...

THE HARD WAY ,THE ONLY WAY .THAT'S WAT NIGERIAN POLITICIANS UNDERSTAND .

Chizzy Liz said...

***************************xo now... We can officially say we are rich again...... But ayam still hungry

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good for him

unekwuvictoria onoja said...

Whatever I don't believe this government ,they have been recovering loots still people are dieing of hunger,just writing this trash for us every day for us to believe their working is just a pity this government keep dwelling on the past n none of this money enters our economy to give it a positive change,just wasting our little resource on ground pursuing shadows.if they like their should recover trillion under a week from one person ,in as much as the situation on ground remains unchanged is rubbish, bablish and it is good for the toilet.attention seeker government hisses

ike manuel said...

Apc will still share this one amongst themselves

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Iphie Abraham said...

Wow! So much money. Buh is 100m not to small compared to what he received?










Lib addict#just paing#

Anonymous said...

lowlifes like you who are living below the poverty line get excited at anything that temporarily makes you forget you are a 4th generational poverty accursed descendant of your miserable family.

shedystructures said...

He just payed his tithe. 100million out of 785million. I will like to steal too. Nonsense

Anonymous said...

lowlifes like you who are living below the poverty line get excited at anything that temporarily makes you forget you are a 4th generational poverty accursed descendant of your miserable family.

Hadiza Ibrahim said...

Terrible politicians....these people should be stoned, to think that Nigeria is suffering because of their greed.

Chizzy Liz said...

Nice one... Frankly speaking.... He isn't doing well but i like dix part..... How can jux one person be dix greedy??????? Dix ix outrageous

chibuzor orgu said...

Really? Heavenly Fayose??? Yet Yoruba people are hypocrites, etc... Do you think before you type or what? How do you know that he is being bribed? Try to think once in a while. It will help you.

OSINANL said...

Yoruba's are traitors

OSINANL said...

Yoruba's are traitors

Anonymous said...

I honestly can't believe Musiliu is a true LAGOSIAN.

Anonymous said...

Goat! I don't know what this has to do with tribe.

Anonymous said...

How can only one man just have N100m of government money in his possession when Nigerians are suffering? Sad

Anonymous said...

Gbam!!! Billion likes for this comment

Anonymous said...

Fayose is in deep shit oh. No wonder he has been attacking Buhari to cover his corruption activities so that when he is caught he will claim that it is because he attacked or criticised Buhari. Nigerians cannot be deceived. We are no fools. Fayose must face the law. Even his juju cannot save him in Jesus Name!

Anonymous said...

Who are you for federal government to show you the money that they have been recovering? You low life fool. Stmcheew

Eleojo Blessing said...

Good to know

Prince lexton said...

Receive sense in JESUS name. Amen. There was a press release by govt that the money can't be touched because it's still under litigation. If govt collects the money by force ...you will still come and blow vain air here shouting human right. Pls thank me later o jare.

Prince lexton said...

Receive sense in JESUS name. Amen. There was a press release by govt that the money can't be touched because it's still under litigation. If govt collects the money by force ...you will still come and blow vain air here shouting human right. Pls thank me later o jare.

Prince lexton said...

Receive sense in JESUS name. Amen. There was a press release by govt that the money can't be touched because it's still under litigation. If govt collects the money by force ...you will still come and blow vain air here shouting human right. Pls thank me later o jare.

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