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ARMS FUNDS: Obanikoro sings, says I gave Fayose $5.37m cash for election

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ARMS FUNDS: Obanikoro sings, says I gave Fayose $5.37m cash for election

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, may have finally been nailed, as the detained former Minister of State, Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he personally gave him $5.37million while his associate, Abiodun Agbele received another N1.3billion naira on his behalf for his election in 2014.

The funds received by Fayose from Obanikoro are believed to be from the N4.745billion received by a company allegedly owned by Obanikoro from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, under the former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

The money was allegedly paid into the account of Sylva Mcnamara Limited.

According to EFCC sources, Obanikoro told his interrogators that he handed Fayose $5,377,000 in cash and N1.3billion was received by the governor’s associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele.

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He was said to have also told them that the N1.3billion was flown to Akure airport in two chartered flights for delivery to Agbele.

He however denied ownership of the company through which the money was transferred from the ONSA.

According to the EFCC source, Obanikoro also informed his interrogators that part of the money was meant for the purpose of warding off a plot by the Boko Haram to attack Lagos and other parts of the Southwest.

The former minister was also quoted as saying the total sum of N2.2billion was transferred to Sylva Mcnamara for onward transfer to Mr. Ayodele Fayose on the instruction of the National Security Adviser (NSA).

“The sum of N1.3billion cash was brought in a bullion van by Diamond Bank on the instruction of the NSA.

“In addition, the sum of N60million was converted to dollars at the rate of N168 per dollar and altogether the sum of $5,377,000 was handed over in cash by me to Mr. Fayose while the N1.3billion was received by Mr. Fayose’s associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, in the presence of my Aide-de-Camp (ADC), Lt. Adewale, who also accompanied them to the bank along with the bank officials.

“I didn’t interact with the bank officials. I called Fayose before the funds were handed over to Mr. Abiodun Agbele. I spoke to Fayose with my phone at Akure airport” Obanikoro said.

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…

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  1. JOHNSON PETER

    October 19, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Buhari has really tried in his fight against corruption, PDP government really ate Nigeria up. I don’t where Goodluck Jonathan was when all these money were transferred. I think Goodluck needs to be arrested too for allowing all those monies to be stolen under his watch without no proper monitoring.

    • yanju omotodun

      October 19, 2016 at 8:43 am

      you are an evil genius like Buhari. Buhari is only witch-hunting all people in PDP and those who are against him. see the way he is arresting Judges who didn’t support APC to win in some states. Buhari is not fighting corruption , he is only fighting political rivalries. if he was to fight corruption, he will indict people like Tinubu, Amaechi, Atiku and lots more who are more corrupt than Obanikoro and Fayose.

      • Joy Madu

        October 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

        yanju thank you very much infact you are a good investigator.buhari is a blind man and we never see the corrupted people like him

  2. Olawale james anifowoshe

    October 19, 2016 at 9:34 am

    this is only an allegation, Fayose hasn’t said his part of the story. I reserve my comment. the govt should concentrate on other pressing issues in the country rather than being presumptuous.

  3. victoria wilson

    October 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

    koro throws fayose under the bus!!! And finally they have Fayose by the hook. the man has been running his mouth for too long.let me see how he would get out of this.

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    October 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

    This case is wider than we all thought, by the time Fayose will be giving accounts of how he spent the $5,377,000 ‘Koro claimed he gave him, he too will mention some big names in politics

  5. Apachee zooma

    October 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Sorry, but is this what they describe as media trial? Shit people everywhere jumping into to the fray to clap for deranged actors, acting out badly written scripts all over.

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