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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Obanikoro: I gave Fayose $5.37m cash for Ekiti poll

Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has told EFCC officials that he gave Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, the $5.37 million (N2.23 billion) he collected from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Obanikoro has been in EFCC custody since on Monday October 17th for his alleged role in the misappropriation of $2.1 billion arms procurement fund. 

The Nation reports that the said amount was wired to Sylva Mcnamara, which has been linked to Obanikoro and his sons. Obanikoro during his interrogation, allegedly claimed to have transferred the money to Fayose for disbursement. According to him, he handed Fayose $5,377,000 in cash and N1.3billion was received by the governor’s associate, Abiodun Agbele.

During their interrogation, EFCC officials confronted Obanikoro with a petition from the Office of the National Security Adviser  titled “Payment to companies with no contract awards or approval” and dated November 28th 2015. Obanikoro said having gone through the petition, he discovered that Sylva Mcnamara was No. 78 on the list of firms being investigated, having “collected the aggregate sum of N4,685,000,000 between April 4, 2014 and November 13, 2014.
An EFCC official who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the money when receivced was trasferred immediately to Fayose
“N2.2billion was transferred to Sylva Mcnamara for onward transfer to Mr. Ayodele Fayose on the instruction of the National Security Adviser (NSA). The sum of N1.3billion cash was brought in a bullion van by Diamond Bank on the instruction of the NSA. In addition, the sum of N60million was converted to dollars at the rate of N168 per dollar and altogether the sum of $5,377,000 was handed over in cash by me to Mr. Fayose while the N1.3billion was received by Mr. Fayose’s associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, in the presence of my Aide-de-Camp (ADC), Lt. Adewale, who also accompanied them to the bank along with the bank officials. I didn’t interact with the bank officials. I called Fayose before the funds were handed over to Mr. Abiodun Agbele. I spoke to Fayose with my phone at Akure airport.”
On how the cash was transferred to Fayose, the source said Obanikoro told investigators that “two flights were used to convey the money from Lagos”.
The ex-minister said he “took off with the first flight with part of the money. The second flight brought the remaining funds to Akure airport and I directed that it should be handed over to the same person,” he was quoted as saying.
The source added that the former Minister maintained that part of the cash was used to ward off Boko Haram aggression in Lagos and in the Southwest.
“He told us that he is not the owner of the company in question but introduced the owner, Mr. Kareem Taiwo, to the NSA, Mr. Sambo Dasuki, when the threat of Boko Haram became more visible in Lagos. He said the government wanted to “incorporate local  input into the intelligence gathering and prevention of terrorist attack on Lagos and the Southwest”.
The EFCC had discovered that Sylvan Mcnamara Limited, allegedly owned by Obanikoro and his sons,   was used to launder the N4.745billion. The company, which was incorporated in November 2011, has the following as its directors: the ex-Minister’s aide, Ikenna Ezekwe(700,000 shares) of 51 Simpson Street, Ebute-Metta; Idowu Oshodi(299,000 shares) of 8, Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Park View Estate, Ikoyi; and Elizabeth Adebiyi(1,000 shares) of 3, Adedoyin Street, Ijeshatedo, Surulere.
Ezekwe has had his accounts defrozen by the EFCC since the slush funds were not traced to him.
Part of a document being used in the investigation reads “To set the stage for the use of the company for money laundering, the board of directors on May 7, 2012  passed a resolution that the company should open an account and appointed Mr. Gbolahan Obanikoro, Ikenna Ezekwe, Ms. Theresa Matuluko (Secretary) and Mr. Babajide Obanikoro as the signatories to the account. The board added that the signing combination be that any of the signatories can sign alone.”
According to EFCC, when it was time to draw the N4.745billion from ONSA as a war chest for the Ekiti governorship poll, ex-Minister Obanikoro made the account of Sylvan Mcnamara Limited available and coordinated the disbursement.
The breakdown of the disbursement is as follows:
  • N N759, 384, 300 changed into dollars through Bureau de change;
  • N160million used to purchase cars through Balmoral International Limited;
  • N1, 219, 490,000 ferried by Obanikoro in two flights to Akure and received by Fayose’s associate, Abiodun; and
  • balance of about N2billion withdrawn by Obanikoro and his two children in cash.
Some of the bureau de change involved in the transactions and the amounts credited to them include  A.A.G.B.S Oil and Gas  (N168,000,000.00); Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd (N167,500,000.00); Northline Ltd (N835,000.00);  Northline Ltd (N83,750,000.00); Five Star Ltd N(37,600,000.00); A.B.A Trading Ent (N268,301,500.00); Villagolf Bureau De Change (N1,425,000.00); Ahmad &Omar (N350,000.000); Northline Ltd  (N1,680,000.00); Northline Limited A (N2,325,300); Rehoboth Homes  (20,000,0000); Northline Ltd (N5,932,500.00); Northline Ltd (N842,500); Northline Ltd (N842,500.00).
Source: The Nation 

39 comments:

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

One by one fowl nyash go open...


Long Live LIB

OSINANL said...

okay!

vinna saviour said...

Issorite na

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Story! IS GOOD NA WHAT IS EVIL IN IT HUH?Dude how much did apc promise u huh? SINCE IS PDP FOOLS AND HAUSA BASTARDS HERE WILL CONDEMN FAYOSE, WHAT OF MALLAM AMECHI BRIBE OWN HUH? What of rivers state N500billion mallam amech gave to terrorist buhari and apc huh? Ones is pdp fools will talk but ones is apc they will go mute MAY THUNDER FIRE U ALL. APC IS DEAD AND THE PEOPLE IN IT ARE ALL ZOMBIES.




















#sad indeed

Saphire Muna said...

Hahahahahahah Apc and propaganda, bla bla bla jail him already.... Demons


















............. Liber maniac..........

Chkwuebuka Stanley said...

Senate sets to release 1000 boko haram members..

http://www.9jagreat.com/2016/10/senate-seeks-release-of-1000-bharam.html

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmm
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Lobatan!


...merited happiness

HRM Paul said...

O boy obanikoro is singing like a bird. Bitch ass snitch.d same koro dat denied he didn't take a dime wat amess

Anonymous said...

Ok ooo Linda uwarki

Amos Mohammed said...

Hahahaa finally Fayose don enter the sharing fomular.Buhari will be very happy by now.all road leads to ekiti state.

livingstone chibuike said...

Hmmm for real?

daniel ubong said...

This man is a fool,am smelling something here.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Just negodu! Linda take note!

Eleojo Blessing said...

Ok o

Prince lexton said...

Ayo baba, over to you ooo...clear yourself.... Rouge everywhere.

Prince lexton said...

Ayo baba, over to you ooo...clear yourself.... Rouge everywhere.

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

wonders shall never end; with all the boasting and threat from abroad, the chicken has come home to roast and truth are finally coming out; God help us

Ogenah Boris said...

Another scandal

pixiedust said...

These people are the principalities and powers that God is talking about. I am speechless.

christie benjamin said...

Was he forced to make dis confession at a gun pointed on his head or he said it outta his own will?? Well, i've got to ask since forcing ur enemy to make confessions at gun point is trending in dis Buhari period.

Eze Chinyere said...

GOOD BUT NIGERIANS ALSO WANT TO KNOW HOW APC CAMPAIGN WAS FUNDED, NIGERIANS ALSO WANT TO KNOW THE SPONSORS OF APC STATE GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN BECAUSE APC IS NOT SAINT EITHER.


I WONT TAKE THE FIGHT OF CORRUPTION SERIOUS UNTIL TINUBU, AMEACHI AND OTHER APC POLITICIANS ARE BROUGHT TO BOOK.
JUST SAYING MY MIND!!!

Lola Olanrewaju said...

You tried. At least Boko Haram didn't enter south west. You and fayose really tried. May God judge all of you

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Can't imagine what would have been our fate had the clueless GEJ won the election.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Tpy said...

Is obanikoro an APC member?

kehinde tosin said...

Hmmmmm fayose I know you to b a strong person but I wanna see how u would come out of this...waiting for ur spokesman lere to air ur side of d story man if u come out of dis strong den I reserve my comment till den..

Ify Chude said...

In their mind ....Even on gun point Obanikoro a "Nigerian man"will never give the tales of moon light; I don't believe Nation

Okwuchukwu Okafor said...

Lool, ds one z surely a criminal...quick n collect d money bk or prosecute him, only downside z we'll nvr hear of ds money again

Incredible India

Anonymous said...

"The three arms of government in Nigeria: ExecuTHIEVES, LegisLOOTERS, and JudiSHARING." Aunty Linda take note..

Anonymous said...

Since baba don start,how many fowl nyash really open? Who he don epp? So u Sidon there dey believe this yeye EFCC statement like all other lie? This person dey speak under anonymous for EFCC on behalf of Koro...imagine that

Anonymous said...

Na only PDP campaign that year ?

Anonymous said...

You have become social media prostitute...just this anonymous stupid statement has made u conclude about another man...cuz he's pdp....APC campaign funds was manner from above I guess??

Anonymous said...

Fucking Snitch .

Anonymous said...

Dollar wouldnt have been more than 200 naira by now.bonario the Apc goat.

hamzat Niyi said...

You fool, the govt is investigating the arms fund not campaign funds. The arms funds has however found it way into PDP bank account. So think, it doesn't cost you anything to think.

hamzat Niyi said...

Bitch, he came home from USA to cooperate with the EFCC. Just do your home work and stop making a fool of your empty brain.

Victor Charles said...

This country self no clear. #Odia

Anonymous said...

No comment just wanna marry linda. . TMH

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