Obanikoro Back In Nigeria

Musiliu Obanikoro
Musiliu Obanikoro

Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, is reportedly back in Nigeria, apparently to answer the allegations of corruption leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The former Lagos state governorship candidate is enmeshed in controversy since after serving his stint in the cabinet of former president Goodluck Jonathan.



    Obanikoro was accused by the EFCC of awarding dubious contracts to his children, contracts that were never executed.

    The ex-minister had been in the United States since after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost the 2015 general elections, and had said he was not going to return to the country, alleging that the government of the day was out to discredit and persecute him.

    Obanikoro was also fingered in the Ekiti elections scandal which saw Governor Ayodele Fayose emerge winner over Kayode Fayemi, who is now Nigeria’s minister for Solid Minerals Development.

    It is not clear when he intends to present himself before the EFCC, but his political associate, Demola Olarewaju, confirmed that Obanikoro was in the country, adding that he is currently in Abuja and could visit the EFCC headquarters on Monday.

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