- The EFCC claims Senator Musiliu Obanikoro allegedly collected funds from former NSA, Sambo Dasuki
- A source said the sum of N4.68 billion was allegedly received by the former minister from the ex-NSA through Silva Mac Namera Limited
- So far, the sum of N473 million has been recovered from the money allegedly collected by Obanikoro
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to commence the prosecution of former minister of state for defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, for allegedly collecting funds from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, in the build-up to the governorship election in Ekiti state in June 2014 and Osun state in August 2014.
Daily Trust reports that a source at the anti-graft agency said the EFCC had so far recovered the sum of N473 million out of the N4.68 billion allegedly collected by Obanikoro and shared to Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose and Senator Iyiola Omisore towards their 2014 governorship contests.
The source also stated that the sum of N350 million has been recovered from Omisore out of the N1.7bn allegedly transferred to him by Obanikoro, towards his (Omisore’s) 2014 governorship contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state.
It was reported that recovered funds are said to be part of the N4.68 billion, allegedly collected by Senator Obanikoro from the office of former NSA, Sambo Dasuki, in August 2014.
The EFCC source said out of the N4.68 billion allegedly received from the former NSA the sums of N1.3 billion and $5 million were said to have been separately given to Fayose. The commission stated that additional N300 million was allegedly given to Omisore directly from the NSA’s office through FIMEX GUILT Nigeria Limited.
Meanwhile, a report by the EFCC has detailed how the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, allegedly received N250 million from the office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of the embattled former (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
Secondus was said to have allegedly received the money during the build-up to the 2015 general elections, when served as the deputy chairman (south) of the PDP at the time, The Punch citing a copy of the report stated.
The document further alleged that the funds were approved by Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.) for unknown reasons but were merely referred to as special duties.
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