DSS arrests Obanikoro’s wife over alleged N4.745b arms fraud

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Yesterday, DSS security agents arrested Hajiya
Morufat Obanikoro, the wife of former Minister of
Defence Musiliu Obanikoro’s wife
following intelligence reports received from the
Department of State Service (DSS) and the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC). She was arrested over the current
investigation on her husband, who is wanted for
questioning over the N4.745billion funds from
the Office of the National Security Adviser
(ONSA) which was reportedly traced to
Obanikoro and some other persons.
However, Mrs. Obanikoro, was released on
bail after she was transferred to the EFCC by
DSS. Her international passport was confiscated
. She was requested to return on Monday for
interrogation.
According to the Nation, Mrs. Obanikoro was
arrested by DSS after the authorities got wind
that she had arrived in the country last weekend
from the United States. A source said to Nation:
“We got a report that Mrs. Obanikoro
had sneaked into the country from the
United States. After the confirmation of
her travel log, an alert was issued to all
security agencies.
“Following intelligence sharing with the
EFCC, the operatives of the DSS arrested
her in Lagos with some documents
relating to the probe of the N4.745billion
slush funds from ONSA. Another source
spoke of excitement about Mrs.
Obanikoro’s arrest because “some of the
funds under investigation were wired into
her company, which is called MOB.
“She needs to explain to this commission
what job she did to deserve such
remittance into her account”.
Responding to a question, the source added:
“Mrs. Obanikoro had sued the EFCC for
the enforcement of fundamental human
rights for allegedly harassing her tenants
and in-laws during the course of
investigating her husband.”
The N4.745billion cash was sourced from the
SAS Imprest Account of the Office of the
National Security Adviser (ONSA) under ex-NSA,
Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) prior to the conduct
of Ekiti State governorship poll on June 21,
2014.

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