Obanikoro’s Wife Arrested Over N4.745billion Fraud

Owolabi Oluwasegun
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Hajiya Morufat Obanikoro, the wife of the former minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro was yesterday arrested by security agents.

The arrest was prompted by an intelligence reports shared betweent the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Department of States Service, DSS.

Her arrest according to operatives was in connection with ongoinfg investigations into her husband who has been implicated in the N4.745billion slush funds from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

The funds which were reportedly traced to Obanikoro, Ayodele Fayose, Iyiola Omisore and three other companies linked to Omisiore, the Osun state politician has resulted in the arrest of Omisore and one of Ayodele Fayose’s assciates, Abiodun Agbele by the EFCC.

Mrs. Obanikoro following arrest by the DSS officials was transfered to the EFCC and later released on bail by the anti-graft agency.

The anti-graft agncy however withheld her international passport.

A source said: “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 said: “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”.

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