Sources privy to the whereabouts of Musiliu Obanikoro, former defence minister, says he is visiting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, to answer to allegations of graft.
The former minister, who had taken refuge in the United States, reportedly returned to the country, contrary to his initial vow not to heed the EFCC invite. Obanikoro and his two sons, Babajide and Gbolahan have been accused of laundering N4.745bn funnelled through a company – Sylvan McNamara – believed to be run by them.
The money was allegedly paid through the Office of National Security Adviser, ONSA, under Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd), 2015.
Obanikoro dismissed the allegation, calling it a ‘witch hunt’.
“I cannot submit myself to such glaring witchhunt, injustice and charade, but I will fight it legally, with God and clear conscience on my side,” Obanikoro said in a previous tweet.