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Fresh EFCC probe links Obanikoro to Diezani poll cash

Obanikoro Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro
A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has been fingered in a new N400m scam, The PUNCH has learnt.Impeccable sources in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told our correspondent on Sunday that Obanikoro, who was released last Friday, might be invited again soon to explain his alleged role in the scam.

The ex-minister, who returned from the United States on October 17, spent three weeks at the Abuja office of the EFCC for allegedly receiving N4.7bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser and distributing over N3bn to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and Senator Iyiola Omisore, who were the governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti and Osun states respectively in 2014.

Obanikoro subsequently returned N100m to the EFCC with a promise to return another N480m.

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