EXPOSED: How Obanikoro, Fayose got over N4.745billion from arms deal fund

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– EFCC has revealed how Ayodele Fayose and Musiliu Obanikoro got N4.745bn from the arms deal scandal

– EFCC also exposed how Obanikoro flown N1, 219, 490,000 to Akure Airport on June 12, 2014 to Fayose through his associate, Abiodun Agbele (aka Abbey)

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Governor Fayose and Obanikoro

Anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed how both Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose and erstwhile minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro got N4.745bn from the arms deal scandal.

Recall that the EFCC had frozen Fayose’s an Zenith bank account while it has also raided the home of Obanikoro in Lagos.

Fayose has alleged that his rights have been trampled on by the anti-graft agency, but the EFCC says it has the power to investigate and carry out such actions in the course of its duties.

According to the EFCC, N4.745bn was paid into the Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara, a company where Obanikoro’s sons Gbolahan and Babajide Obanikoro are signatories to the account.

The breakdown of the disbursement is N759, 384, 300 changed into dollars through bureaux de change; N160million spent on cars through Balmoral International Limited; N1, 219, 490,000 ferried by Obanikoro in two flights to a branch of Zenith Bank at Plot 13, Alagbaka Estate, Akure to evacuate the cash and received by Fayose’s associate, Abiodun; balance of about N2billion withdrawn by Obanikoro and his two children in cash.

Some of the bureaux de change and the amounts credited to them include  A.A.G.B.S Oil and Gas  (N168,000,000.00); Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd (N167,500,000.00); Northline Ltd (N835,000.00);  Northline Ltd (N83,750,000.00); Five Star Ltd N(37,600,000.00); A.B.A Trading Ent (N268,301,500.00); Villagolf Bureaux De (N1,425,000.00); Ahmad Ahmad &Omar (N350,000.000); Northline Ltd  (N1,680,000.00); Northline Limited A (N2,325,300); Rehoboth Homes  (N20,000,0000); Northline Ltd (N5,932,500.00); Northline Ltd (N842,500); Northline Ltd (N842,500.00).

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The EFCC also exposed how N1, 219, 490,000 was allegedly flown to Akure Airport on June 12, 2014 to Fayose through his associate, Abiodun Agbele (aka Abbey).

According to the report, “On June 12, 2014, barely 10 days to the Ekiti State governorship election, Obanikoro and a man, who claimed to be his Aide-de-Camp by the name of A. O. Adewale, chartered a private jet belonging to OAS Helicopters.

“About N724,500,000 was conveyed on the plane with tail number N638MA. The plane was an HS125 jet, operated by Okin Travellers, a subsidiary of Elizade. The plane landed at Akure at 9.38am and then went back to Lagos to get an extra N494,900,000 and landed at Akure at 5.57pm.

“Obanikoro handed the money over to one Abiodun Agbele, otherwise known as Abey, an associate of Fayose. Officials of Zenith Bank arrived at the tarmac in a bullion van to convey all the cash to the bank’s vault, located at 13 Alagbaka Estate, Akure.”

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EFCC detective also revealed how Abey  shared the money.

“Abbey directed the bank to pay N137m into the account of Ayodele Fayose with number 1003126654 and Bank Verification Number 22338867502. The bank teller dated June 26, 2014, was filled by Abbey with teller number 0556814.

“Abbey directed the bank to transfer N118,760,000 to the same account and paid in N50m cash into Fayose’s account.

“On April 7, 2015, several months later, Fayose personally moved N300m to his fixed deposit account at Zenith Bank with number 9013074033 with the same BVN. The account is domiciled at 15 Olusola Abiona Street, Estate, Alapere, Ketu, Lagos.”

Meanwhile, a top official of the EFCC said: “Fayose benefited from the ONSA slush funds when he was yet to be a governor. So, the fact that he has immunity now as a governor does not mean we should not investigate him.

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“The EFCC also has the right to interact with all those connected with the illegal withdrawal of public funds and the diversion of the cash.”

Regarding the fate of Fayose’s associate, the source added: “We will invite him for interrogation; we have already initiated the process.”

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