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Obanikoro fingered in another N400m election scam

07 November 2016, 08:20

Lagos - Former Mininister of State for Defence, Sen Musiliu Obanikoro has again be fingered in another election scam.

The former minister is accused of allegedly receiving N400m from a former Minister of Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman, who was the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation during the build-up to the 2015 elections.

Usman was said to have sent the money to Obanikoro through a proxy in 2015, reports Punch

Obanikoro, who was released last Friday, might be invited again soon to explain his alleged role in the scam.

The ex-minister, who returned from the United States on October 17,  had spent three weeks at the Abuja office of the EFCC for allegedly receiving N4.7bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

He had confessed to distributing over N3bn to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and Senator Iyiola Omisore, who were the governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti and Osun states respectively in 2014.

Obanikoro subsequently returned N100m to the EFCC with a promise to return another N480m.

His American and Nigerian passports were seized before his release last Friday.






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