Obanikoro, no bait to implicate Fayose, others – EFCC

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According to report, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said former Minister of state for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, is not been used as bait to implicate Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, or any other person.


Making this revelation yesterday, a source at the EFCC said the case of the former minister would be treated strictly on its own merit, contrary to insinuations that the agency ferried him into the country to be used as a prosecution witness against other suspects in the $2.1 arms cash.

The source explained that Obanikoro will be made to account for the N4.7 billion traced to firms linked to him and if he is found to be culpable, he will face the full wrath of the law.

According to the source, “Let me make it clear that we did not bring the man from the United States of America to be used as a witness against any of the suspects we are investigating in respect of the looting of the $2.1 billion arms cash scandal.

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“No two cases we are investigating are the same and it must be made clear that Obanikoro’s case has nothing to do with any other person being investigated by the commission. The truth of the matter is that we are just beginning the investigation of Obanikoro and evidence adduced from the probe will determine our next move against him.”

Recall that the EFCC had detained Obanikoro after he reported to the EFCC immediately after his arrival in Nigeria from the United States on Thursday, last week.

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