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EFCC freezes Obanikoro’s daughter's account

21 July 2016, 11:14

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen an account belonging to Shalewa Obanikoro, the daughter of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, according to Punch.

According to EFCC investigators, about N1.2bn whose source is unknown passed through the account which belongs to an oil firm.

The anti-graft agency according to News 24 had, last week, grilled Shalewa and seized her passport to prevent her from travelling to the U.S.

Shalewa, who is a signatory to the account, was said to have personally mandated Fidelity Bank to transfer N800m from the account to another account within the bank.

Shalewa’s transactions were discovered when the anti-graft agency was investigating the N4.7bn allegedly paid into the account of Obanikoro’s two sons – Babajide and Gbolahan.

Also read: EFCC traces N4.7bn arms fund to Obanikoro, Fayose

The money, which was paid into the Diamond Bank of Sylvan McNamara, was allegedly shared among Obanikoro, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose; and the then governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore who is currently in EFCC custody. 

- News 24


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