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Alleged N2.2bn Fraud: Obanikoro Testifies Against Ex-Gov. Fayose

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has told the Court how he purportedly gave various sums of money to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who is being prosecuted for an alleged N2.2 billion fraud.
He confirmed receiving N200 million on June 5, 2014 and another sum of N2 billion on June 16, 2014 “out of the imprest from the ONSA”.
He said he transferred N560 million to a Bank Manager of Diamond Bank on June 17, 2014 with instruction to “bring the money to Akure, and it was brought through the private wing of Ikeja, Lagos Airport.
When he was asked if he reported this to the EFCC, he answered in the affirmative, saying, “Yes, I was outside the country for about one year. I was in the United States of America, USA.
“That is why I reported to the EFCC directly to avoid embarrassment when I returned home”.
The court adjourned the matter to February 4, 5 and 6, 2019 for cross-examination of the witness.
Fayose was arraigned along with his company, Spotless Investment Limited, on October 22, 2018 on an 11-count charge bordering on fraud and money laundering to the tune of N2.2 billion.

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