The Ibrahim Magu led Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission
have revealed how the office of
the National Security Adviser,
Sambo Dasuki » allegedly paid a
whopping N4.75bn to Musiliu
Obanikoro » ‘s sons, Gbolahan and
According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the
EFCC revealed that the sum of N4.75bn was
paid by the office of the NSA to Sylvan
McNamara Limited, a company which
allegedly has Obanikoro’s sons as directors.
EFCC sources disclosed further that the
payments to the company from the office of
the NSA, were made without any contract
executed by the company.
The anti-graft agency also revealed that all the
transfers were made between June and
December 2014, a period that coincided with
the preparation for and the conduct of the
Ekiti State governorship election, which was
won by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Giving a breakdown of how the money was
paid, an EFCC source said the first payment
was a sum of N200m, which was transferred
into Sylvan McNamara’s account number
0026223714 with Diamond Bank on June 5,
The first transfer was followed by a N2bn
transfer, which was wired into the same
account from the CBN/ Imprest main account
on June 16, 2014.
Another transfer of N700m hit the account on
July 7, 2014, while N1bn was credited to the
account on July 30, 2014.
Other transfers included N160m on August 8,
2014; N225m on August 22, 2014; N200m on
November 14, 2014 and N200m on December
It was further reported that both Gbolahan
and Babajide Obanikoro were not only
directors of the company but also signatories
to its account until 2014 when Olalekan
Ogunseye was made the sole signatory to the
The EFCC has since March 2016 been making
attempts to extradite Obanikoro and his sons
who have been in the United States since last
year with no luck.
However, Obanikoro, who recently bagged a
degree from Oglethorpe University in the
United States of America, had repeatedly
insisted that he isn’t hiding from the
EFCC » .