Obanikoro Admits Giving Omisore 1.7bn
Musiliu Obanikoro continued with his confessions with a fresh revelation that he gave Senator Iyiola Omisore, the sum of N1.7bn. This is said to be part of the N4.7bn from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
This was revealed by a top EFCC source on condition of anonymity. He said the former Minister transferred the through Omisore’s account and companies.
“Obanikoro has confirmed that he actually transferred the sum of N1.7 billion from the NSA’s Office to the former Senator. He did not say why he did so and what the money was meant for.”
“Obanikoro said out of N4.685 billon transferred to Sylva McNamara Limited, the sum of N3.880 billion was transferred to both Ayodele Fayose and Senator Omisore through cash and bank transfers.”
“The former minister confessed that he never had any business dealings with Omisore and did not execute any contract for him to warrant the transfer of the huge sum of money from the ONSA to companies nominated by him.
“Obanikoro was very clear in the way the transaction was carried out. He did not mince words at all. Omisore himself is under investigation and we will have a day for himself. When we get to the bridge we will cross.”
EFCC had arrested and detained the former Senator after ignoring several invitaions. He had been wanted for the N1.7 billion traced to his three firms out of the N4.7 billion allegedly laundered by Obanikoro.
Obanikoro had earlier admitted giving $5.37m to Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State. This is the second major revelation since his return to Nigeria on Monday.