Senator Misiliu Obanikoro, former Nigerian Ambassador to Ghana and the immediate past Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has on Saturday challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and online news platform Sahara Reporters to publish names of Directors and Signatories to the Sylvan McNamara Limited account linked to his sons, Gbolahan and Babajide.
He further stated that the published transaction details of the company should be limited to when the said controversial fund from the National Security Adviser (NSA) was transferred to the company account.
In the statement signed by his media aide, Jonathan Ezekiel, Senator Obanikoro said “Associating my sons to the Sylvan McNamara account that allegedly received funds from the office of the embattled National Security Adviser is highly preposterous and unthinkable.
“I am particularly amazed by the fact that trials and investigations are being done using the media unconventionally just to satisfy the cravings of political entities who are desperate to rub my hard earned reputation in the mud.
“Since the invincible Sahara Reporters whom I have legal cases against are at the forefront of misleading the public and defaming my person, perhaps rationalizing that I would withdraw pending suits against it, I am using this medium to challenge it and the EFCC to publish in good conscience the signatories and the names of the directors of the said company and to restate that I shall conclusively pursue this injustice and infringements to a logical end.”
It is important to recall that Sylvan McNamara Limited was said to have received the sum of N4.8 billion from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki which is part of the diverted $2.1 billion meant for procurement of arms.