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I drove poll funds to Fayose's hotel - driver

15 July 2016, 06:29

Abuja - A bullion van driver has admitted to transporting polls cash to the value of N1.219 billion to the hotel of Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, that the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission allege was delivered in the build up to the 2014 governorship election, Punch reports.

The van driver, Olaoluwa Omotoso allegedly transported the funds to the Akure airport tarmac on June 17, 2014 that was reportedly flown from Lagos to Obanikoro.

News24 Nigeria reported that the EFCC obtained video evidence showing how former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro transferred N1.29 billion for Governor Fayose. 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.

Also read: Fayose is the only detribalized politician - IPOB

The N1.29 billion was part of the money stolen by Sambo Dasuki through the Office of the National Security Adviser meant for procurement of arms to prosecute the war against Boko Haram.

Fayose on Wednesday said that the EFCC promoted its vendetta against opponents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Mohammadu Buhari to the level that the anti-corruption agency was now carrying out investigations by trial and error.

For more on this story, visit Punch.

- News24 Nigeria


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