$2.1b arms deal: EFCC raids Obanikoro’s house in Lagos

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By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
As part of efforts to unravel the vexed $2.1b arms deal, men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday raided the Lagos State residence of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
Obanikoro who is believed to have fled the country in the wake of the
emergence of the current All Progressives Congress (APC) had his house
located in the highbow Park View Estate, Ikoyi raided by men of the
commission.
The former minister has been on the radar of the EFCC for a while over
his role in the $2.1 billion arms scandal that rocked the office of
the National Security Adviser, held then by retired Colonel Sambo
Dasuki.
Obanikoro was believed to have received a substantial amount from
Dasuki for the governorship election held in Ekiti State, which was
won by his party’s candidate, Ayo Fayose.
He was also believed to have received money for the 2015 presidential
election as one of the South West coordinators for the bid of former
President Goodluck Jonathan, who was seeking a second term.
Obanikoro has since left for the United States of America.
He said he has returned to school.

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