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EFCC begins moves to extradite Obanikoro, Mu’azu



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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,may have begun moves to extradite a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and others who fled the country because of on-going investigations.

According to a top EFCC source, the anti-graft agency is currently working with the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI and the United Kingdom’s National Crimes Agency, NCA, to bring them back to the country.

The source said: “We are working with FBI and NCA and they are eager to assist us. I can assure you that those people will be brought back to

Nigeria for interrogation.

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Speaking on the purported clearance giving to the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, the source said the EFCC is yet to totally clear him.

It would be recalled that Umar was alleged to have demanded a N10m bribe from one Mr Rasheed Taiwo, a retired Customs officer, adding that the commission’s letter to the Secretary to Government of the Federation clearly stated that.

The source said: “Facts are being distorted by those who are afraid of their shadow. The letter, dated March 5, 2015, clearly explains that there was no sufficient evidence at that time to prosecute the judge. It is not exoneration. The man {the writer of the letter} says there is no sufficient evidence. The issue can come up again.”





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