Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission confirmed that they had questioned Captain Ahmed Borodo, the pilot who transported Governor Ayodele Fayose's N1.2 billion in funds after his plane was allegedly chartered by Minister for State of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro,Punch reports.
The funds are believed to have been part of the N4.7 billion procured from the Office of the National Security Advisor to the bank account of Sylvan McNamara, a company allegedly owned by Obanikoro's two sons.
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Borodo who was questioned last week confirmed to investigators that he had transported Obanikoro at the alleged time of the allegations. While also confirming that eight big military bags were on board the plane.
News 24 Nigeria reported that the EFCC stated that it made a breakthrough in uncovering how over 15 billion dollars was taken from the account of the Office of the National Security Advisor.
The EFCC confirmed it froze the bank accounts of Fayose, and the account of a company, belonging to the two sons of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
The EFCC's actions were based on information received from banks that outlines alleged illegal transactions by the two, during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
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- News24 Nigeria