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Obanikoro agrees to testify against Fayose

29 November 2016, 08:14

Abuja -  A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has agreed to testify against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his aide, Abiodun Agbele in the ongoing investigation into the N4.7 billion collected from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

Obanikoro according to Punch was at the office Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday to perfect the agreement.

Since he had confessed that he was the one who collected the N4.7bn and distributed it, the anti-graft agency wants him to testify against Agbele which will also build a strong case against Fayose who currently enjoys immunity.

He has agreed to  be listed as one of the EFCC witnesses against Fayose and Agbele.

Also read: EFCC traces another $5m given to Fayose by Obanikoro

As part of the deal, the EFCC has also agreed to relax the charges preferred against the former minister.

When contacted, Obanikoro’s lawyer, James Onoja (SAN), said he was not aware that his client was with the EFCC but promised to find out.

News 24  recalls that Obanikoro had admitted given Fayose the sum of N2.23bn cash for the Ekiti governorship election in 2014.

He said N60m of the amount was converted to dollars at N168 per to a dollar and given to Fayose.

The money was sourced from the $2.1billion meant for arms purchase by ONSA.

Obanikoro said he personally handed the sum of $5.37mn in cash to Fayose while the sum of N1.3bn was given to Agbele.

Obanikoro admitted that the N1.3billion was flown to Akure airport in two chartered flights for delivery to Agbele.

- News 24

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