How I gave Fayose N2.3bn – Obanikoro

How I gave Fayose N2.3bn – Obanikoro

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro on Tuesday officially briefed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC that he gave N2.3 billion to the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.

Obanikoro who presented himself to the anti-graft agency in Abuja on Monday for interrogation over N5.6 billion diverted arms fund said that he took the money to Fayose using two flights.

Obanikoro stated that the fund was given to him by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) wire to Fayose towards 2014 Ekiti State Gubernatorial election.

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Obanikoro who had spent about a year abroad after EFCC declared him wanted said that the sum of N2.2billion was transferred to Sylva Mcnamara for onward transfer to Mr. Ayodele Fayose on the instruction of the NSA.

He explained that another sum of N1.3billion cash was brought in a bullion van by Diamond Bank on the instruction of the NSA.

Obanikoro in the presence of his Aide-de-Camp (ADC), Lt. Adewale said that the money was changed to US dollar in the sum of $5,377,000, and was given to Fayose.

Speaking further, Obanikoro told EFCC that part of the money was meant to provide security for Lagos state against the incursion of Boko Haram.

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He said there were plan by the terrorist group to invade Lagos and being the minister of defence for state, the NSA advised that part of the money should be spent to provide security for Lagos State.

According to Obanikoro, the plan of the government was to incorporate local inputs to fight the insurgence and of course gather intelligence to wade off Boko Haram from Lagos.

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