Abuja - Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has admitted that he transferred N1.7bn to Senator Iyiola Omisire out of the N4.685bn on the instructions of Col. Sambo Dasuki, the former NSA according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Punch reports.
He alleged that out of a total of N4.685bn paid into the account of Sylva Mcnamara, a company linked to Obanikoro’s sons, Babajide and Gbolahan, a total of N3.880bn was paid to the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and Omisore for the 2014 polls in the two states.
Obanikoro is being grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in connection with disbursement of N4.68bn, the anti-graft commission claimed was collected by the ex-minister in the run-up to the governorship election in Ekiti State in June 2014 and Osun State in August 2014.
The ex-minister, who flew in from his United States base on Monday and reported to the EFCC, admitted on Wednesday that he transferred N1.7bn of the money to the 2014 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
He said that N785m out of the N4.68bn, allegedly collected by him, was spent on souvenirs and other items to promote anti-Boko Haram campaign in Lagos.
The former minister was said to have asked the EFCC to get the details of the transactions from the banks already identified.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detained a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro over allegation of financial crimes according to News24.
Obanikoro arrived Nigeria on Sunday night from his base in the United States to respond to an invitation by the anti -graft agency.
- News 24