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N4.7bn fraud: aide admits transporting poll funds for Obanikoro

29 July 2016, 08:35

Abuja - An officer of the Nigerian Navy, Olumide Adewale has admitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he assisted his boss, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro to transport money on the orders of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Punch reports.

Adewale admitted to helping Obanikoro, his then boss at the time who was the Minister of State for Defence to transport the funds into the accounts of the latter's sons on the instruction of Fayose.

News24 Nigeria reported that a bullion van driver admitted to transporting polls cash to the value of N1.219 billion to the hotel of Governor Fayose, that the  EFCC allege was delivered in the build up to the 2014 governorship election.

The anti-corruption agency also 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.

Fayose 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.

- News 24


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