Friday, 9 December 2016

Obanikoro In Fresh N450m Election Loot Scandal

The EFCC has again quizzed ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, for allegedly receiving another N450m from the Coordinator of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in Lagos, Adewale Onilere, during the countdown to the 2015 presidential election.

Operatives disclosed that the N450m was part of the N23bn ($115m) allegedly disbursed to leaders of the PDP in the 36 states of the federation by ex-Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

A source at the EFCC disclosed that Onilere, who is the Chairman of the PDP in the Somolu LGA, received N650m from the campaign organisation out of which N450m was given to Obanikoro.
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He said, “Onilere received N650m and then delivered N450m to Obanikoro at his house. Onilere gave Obanikoro the money in the presence of some PDP leaders.

“So, on Wednesday, we invited Obanikoro to tell his side of the story. However, Obanikoro denied receiving any money from Onilere.

“Since Obanikoro is currently on administrative bail, we let him go. However, we have invited him and Onilere to come to our office in two weeks’ time to face each other. Surely, we will get to the bottom of this.”
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