The former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, was on Monday detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for interrogation.
Obanikoro was said to have arrived EFCC’s headquarters Abuja at about 1:30pm in company of his lawyers and other political associates.
It was learnt that the commission as soon as he arrived “ushered him into a secret cell for interrogation process by some senior operatives of the anti-graft agency.”
EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujiaren, confirming the former minister’s visit to the commission said, ‘’Yes, Musiliu Obanikoro is with us; and he is being interrogated.’’
The anti-graft agency is accusing the former minister during ex-President Goodluck Jonathan-led government of diverting N7.5 billion arms’ money for his personal use.
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According to the commission, the huge fund was traced to a company, Sylvan McNamara, which EFCC is alleging that Obanikoro and his family had interest in.
According to an EFCC source, who claimed that there were many questions Obanikoro is expected to answer, he is likely to spend days in the custody of the anti-graft agency.
Ripples Nigeria had earlier on Monday reported that Obanikoro, months after he was declared wanted by EFCC has returned to Nigeria from the United States of America, to honour EFCC invitation.
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