N4.7bn arms probe: Obanikoro arrives Nigeria to honour EFCC’s invitation

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LAGOS, OCTOBER 17, 2016 – Sequel to the invitation extended to him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged N4.75bn arms funds traced to him, former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria from his base in the United States to respond to the commission’s invitation.Obanikoro arrived in Lagos enroute Amsterdam and headed for Abuja to meet up with the commission’s invitation on Monday.

A firm belonging to Obanikoro’s sons, Sylvan McNamara, is being investigated by the commission for allegedly receiving N4.75bn arms funds from the office of the former National Security Adviser between April 4, 2014, and December 15, 2014.

EFCC alleged that N4.745bn was paid into a Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara during the period stated above, adding that it has documentary to back up its claim.

The former Minister as at the time of filing this report has arrived Abuja from Lagos and heading to the commission’s headquarters to keep his appointment.

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