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EFCC obtain video evidence of Fayose illegally transferring funds

10 July 2016, 08:20

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have obtained video evidence showing how former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro transferred N1.29 billion for Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Naij reports.

The funds were reportedly meant for assisting the election of Fayose as governor.

Also read: Fayose is the only detribalized politician - IPOB

The anti-corruption agency received video footage showing Obanikoro and his assistants loading a chartered plane with the money and how they even broke a Lagos airport security gate to be able to go undetected.

The video shows the men defying security officials and refusing a bullion van to be subjected to any screening while entering the airport. Apart from the financial crimes, the ex-Minister and his accomplices face allegations of violating aviation safety rules.

The N1.29 billion was part of the money stolen by Sambo Dasuki from the lot meant for procurement of arms to prosecute the war against Boko Haram.

News24 Nigeria reported that the EFCC discovered Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose owns properties worth N1.35 million. According to the EFCC, Fayose purchased the properties just under six months in office.

Fayose hoever has described his current travails against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a N4.7 billion arms scam as a plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to settle political scores.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News24 Nigeria


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