Ex-Minister Obanikoro Now Hiding From Nigerian Investigators Abroad

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received more evidence linking former junior Minister for Defence Musiliu Obanikoro, who now is hiding abroad, with the infamous Ekitigate election scandal of June 2014 and the related plot to rig the Osun State gubernatorial election.

According to source, the commission obtained financial transaction information and witness testimonies connecting Mr. Obanikoro with a group of companies which received at least N1.45 billion to rig the two governorship elections last year.
The N1.45 billion was allegedly funneled into the accounts of five companies, all of which were under the control of Mr. Obanikoro. The evidence of these transactions emerged from EFCC interrogations of ten suspects connected with the $2.1 billion arms scandal involving the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Sambo Dasuki.
It would be recalled that SaharaReporters exclusively published an audio recording by whistleblower Captain Sagir Koli last February revealing Mr. Obanikoro presiding over a meeting on the eve of the Ekiti election that was called to discuss how to ensure the victory of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ayo Fayose.  In addition to both men at the meeting were the Osun State governorship candidate, Iyiola Omisore; the Minister for Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan; and Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh of the Nigerian Army.
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