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EFCC detains Obanikoro

17 October 2016, 18:00

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro over allegation of financial crimes, reports NewsDay.

Obanikoro arrived Nigeria on Sunday night from his base in the United States to respond to an invitation by the anti -graft agency.

Obanikoro arrived the commission's office in Abuja on Monday morning in company of his lawyers.

He was subsequently detained.

The EFCC according to News 24 had accused him of using his children to take out government contracts that were never executed and was also implicated in the Ekiti elections scandal.

He left for the United States shortly after his party, the Peoples Democratic Party ()PDP lost the 2015 elections and he ceased being a minister.

Also read: EFCC traces another $5m given to Fayose by Obanikoro

He had initially vowed not to return to the country alleging persecution by the government as a means to discredit him.

The former Minister is being investigated along with a firm, Sylvan McNamara, belonging to two of his sons, Babajide and Gbolahan, for receiving N4.75bn arms funds from the office of the former National Security Adviser between April 4, 2014, and December 15, 2014.

- News 24


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