Obanikoro Statement To EFCC That Exposed How Fayose Collected N1.2B & $5M Bribe During Ekiti 2014 Election

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Obanikoro Statement To EFCC That Revealed How Fayose Collected N1.2Billion & $5Million Bribe During Ekiti 2014 Governorship Election

  • Obanikoro & 21 Others To Testify Against Fayose In Court 

The corruption trial of the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose will commence on Monday.

The EFCC is accusing the ex-governor of taking N4.65 Billion slush funds allocated by the Office of the National Security adviser under GEJ Administration.

Here is a statement the EFCC obtained from Obanikoro and other witnesses.

“During and before the Ekiti Governorship election in 2014 around June 2014. Mr. Ayodele Fayose who was then the candidate of PDP in Ekiti State called and asked if the NSA (Col. Sambo Dasuki rtd) has reached him (Obanikoro) with any information or message. Senator Obanikoro answered in the negative but promised to call the NSA and revert back to him.

“He spoke to the then NSA who informed him that he had a message which will be transmitted through him to Ayodele Fayose and further requested for an account in which the said message will be transferred or delivered for onward transfer or delivery to Ayodele Fayose. Senator Obanikoro then called Fayose and confirmed to him that a message will be delivered to him any moment from that time as confirmed by the NSA.

“He sourced for an account Slyvan Mcnamara Limited and forwarded same to the NSA, Sambo Ibrahim Dasuki. On 5th June, the first transaction of N200 million entered into the account and on 16th June, 2014, the sum of N2 Billion was transferred into the account, making it a total sum of N2.2 Billion paid into Mcnamara with Diamond Bank domiciled in Lagos.

“He acknowledged the receipt of the funds to the NSA who instructed that the funds be given to Ayodele Fayose, the funds came from the office of the National Security Adviser and SAS imprest main account respectively.

“Ayodele Fayose called Senantor Obanikoro several times before the money eventually came and on his last call, he confirmed the transfer of the money into the account and the instruction of NSA. Ayodele Fayose said N1.2 billion of the money should be made available in cash while the balance should be converted into dollars. These instructions were carried out by him (Obanikoro).

“The sum of about N1 billion was given to various Bureau de Change for conversion into dollars. The dollars that were available about $4 million plus was personally handed, delivered to Fayose Ayodele, then candidate of PDP at the time by him in Ado Ekiti at Spotless Hotel, while the balance of $1 million was later collected by his SAA late Justin Erukea who brought it to him in Ekiti which he also handled over to Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

“He was not privy to the discussion between Fayose and the NSA. The balance of N1.2 billion was left and later withdrawn cash from the account in Lagos and airlifted to (Ado Ekiti) Akure where he handed over to Fayose’s associates Mr. Biodun Agbele. On arrival in Akure, he called Mr. Fayose to reconfirm, the instruction to hand over the money to Mr. Agbele who received him on arrival in Akure and reconfirmed the instructions.

“He handed over the money to Mr. Biodun Agbele and instructed his ADC (Lt. Commander Adewale) to escort him (Agbele) to the bank since he indicated that he wanted to take the money to the bank. On arrival, he saw bullion vans packed to convey the money to the bank. The bullion vans were provided by the bank (Zenith bank). The bank manager was also present.”

The EFCC has listed 22 witnesses including a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who allegedly ferried the N1.219billion and $5m in cash in two chartered jets to Fayose.

6 thoughts on “Obanikoro Statement To EFCC That Exposed How Fayose Collected N1.2B & $5M Bribe During Ekiti 2014 Election

  1. pretty much all past and present Governors did the same thing this man did “stole lot of money” but the truth of the matter is that he was not smart enough to get to safety on time by JOINING APC.

    who else see BUHARI’S hands all over this case??

    Fayose thought there was a Democracy in Nigeria when he kept saying Buhari this Buhari that I said to this man shut the fuck up and receive sense and he never listen. now see your life!.
    may God save Nigeria. that’s all!

  2. Why then is Obanikoro walking around a free man? May caterpillars and cankerworms do to you and your cohorts as you have done to your states and the country

  3. Shipping Nigerian money like Tomatoes in the market while millions of people are complaining of avoidable hardship all because of selfish interest of an idiot who wants to become a Governor at all cost. Fellow Nigerians, this thing is happening because of our attitude as followers to all these Rogues. Whenever some people are taking a bold step to challenge these thieves, some will be lining behind them because they want to get their own share of some left over crumbs thereby making it difficult to fight these corrupt individuals. If we can all agree to hold them accountable for these reckless spending of our resources, Nigeria would have been a better place by now.
    The most annoying part of this is, this Fayose and others who have ruined this Country will later join the rest of Nigerians complaining about bad state of our economy as if he is not one of the destroyers. $5 million dollars and another #2.2 billion naira just to actualize Ekiti Election alone and we are complaining of have no money left in the government purse. What do you think will be left to manage the entire state after election?. We black people especially we Nigerians are the most inconsiderate and selfish people on earth. Welfare of other citizens meant nothing to our leaders. 2019 Election is fast approaching and we masses that are complaining are the same people supporting these mediocre. Why will anyone support Atiku, Saraki again? if you guys don’t want Buhari, why can’t you try our emerging young ones such as Sowore, Fela Durotoye and others to see what young folks can do differently? We have seen what people like Atiku can offer. It is sad we kept supporting and recycling our old politicians and expect different results.

  4. Atiku, Saraki are too desperate for power they will not get there,
    Now Fayose is a noise maker, those supporting him will regret at the of the day, Fani Kayode is an ex-convict, who cannot manage aviation ministry, why is he not in EFCC cell with Peter the rock, I will tell you expressly I’m Peter the rock PETER AYODELE FAYOSE, is no longer rock now, Rock! now melting, that your red lips will turn black in next few days watch! He said PMB is on life support, very soon we shall know who’s on life support, we shall see. Fayose need thorough examination, he has psychiatric problem, too noisy.

  5. I tell people, politics or not, party affliction or not! A wicked fellow will remain so.
    This guy Fayose owned civil servants hard earned salaries for months, relief came through Paris fund from Federal to offset these amount owned, but fayose channeled these fund’s to himself. If this is not wicked what is it?
    Now you’re playing the victim and want public sympathy, abi soft landing.
    Why are these politicians so mean, wicked and heartless………just a little change belonging to the people who laboured and deserve their wages but you said NO …….
    God open our eyes to detect good leader’s and vote into power please.

  6. Jilo
    Well said, you have said all. Though I am not praying for anyone to die, however, I think what happened in Ghana during Jerry Rawlings’ time should happen in Nigeria. Jerry Rawlings invited all those Political rascals and godfathers who made Ghana a desert and killed ALL OF THEM. We are tired of political godfatherism in Nigeria, we are tired of this big rascal and selfish politicians who recycled themselves into power to impoverish this Nation. They are cursed and their children and unborn children are cursed in Jesus Name. Except they repent fast, the axe is already laid upon them.

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