Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Obanikoro, Fayose got over N4.745billion from arms deal fund

Obanikoro, Fayose got over
N4.745billion from arms deal

– EFCC has revealed how Ayodele
Fayose and Musiliu Obanikoro got
N4.745bn from the arms deal scandal
– EFCC also exposed how Obanikoro
flew N1, 219, 490,000 to Akure Airport
on June 12, 2014 to Fayose through
his associate, Abiodun Agbele (aka
Governor Fayose and Obanikoro
Anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) has revealed how both Ekiti
state governor, Ayodele Fayose and erstwhile
minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro got
N4.745bn from the arms deal scandal.
Recall that t he EFCC had frozen Fayose’s an
Zenith bank account while it has also raided the
home of Obanikoro in Lagos.
Fayose has alleged that his rights have been
trampled on by the anti-graft agency, but the EFCC
says it has the power to investigate and carry out
such actions in the course of its duties.
According to the EFCC, N4.745bn was paid into the
Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara, a
company where Obanikoro’s sons Gbolahan and
Babajide Obanikoro are signatories to the account.
The breakdown of the disbursement is N759, 384,
300 changed into dollars through bureaux de
change; N160million spent on cars through Balmoral
International Limited; N1, 219, 490,000 ferried by
Obanikoro in two flights to a branch of Zenith Bank
at Plot 13, Alagbaka Estate, Akure to evacuate the
cash and received by Fayose’s associate, Abiodun;
balance of about N2billion withdrawn by Obanikoro
and his two children in cash.
Some of the bureaux de change and the amounts
credited to them include A.A.G.B.S Oil and Gas
(N168,000,000.00); Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd
(N167,500,000.00); Northline Ltd
(N835,000.00); Northline Ltd
(N83,750,000.00); Five Star Ltd N
(37,600,000.00); A.B.A Trading Ent
(N268,301,500.00); Villagolf Bureaux De
(N1,425,000.00); Ahmad Ahmad &Omar
(N350,000.000); Northline Ltd  (N1,680,000.00);
Northline Limited A (N2,325,300); Rehoboth
Homes  (N20,000,0000); Northline Ltd
(N5,932,500.00); Northline Ltd (N842,500);
Northline Ltd (N842,500.00).

The EFCC also exposed how N1, 219, 490,000 was
allegedly flown to Akure Airport on June 12, 2014
to Fayose through his associate, Abiodun Agbele (aka
According to the report, “On June 12, 2014,
barely 10 days to the Ekiti State
governorship election, Obanikoro and a
man, who claimed to be his Aide-de-Camp
by the name of A. O. Adewale, chartered
a private jet belonging to OAS
“About N724,500,000 was conveyed on
the plane with tail number N638MA. The
plane was an HS125 jet, operated by Okin
Travellers, a subsidiary of Elizade. The
plane landed at Akure at 9.38am and then
went back to Lagos to get an extra
N494,900,000 and landed at Akure at
“Obanikoro handed the money over to one
Abiodun Agbele, otherwise known as
Abey, an associate of Fayose. Officials of
Zenith Bank arrived at the tarmac in a
bullion van to convey all the cash to the
bank’s vault, located at 13 Alagbaka
Estate, Akure.”
EFCC detective also revealed how Abey shared the
“Abbey directed the bank to pay N137m
into the account of Ayodele Fayose with
number 1003126654 and Bank
Verification Number 22338867502. The
bank teller dated June 26, 2014, was
filled by Abbey with teller number
“Abbey directed the bank to transfer
N118,760,000 to the same account and
paid in N50m cash into Fayose’s

“On April 7, 2015, several months later,
Fayose personally moved N300m to his
fixed deposit account at Zenith Bank with
number 9013074033 with the same BVN.
The account is domiciled at 15 Olusola
Abiona Street, Estate, Alapere, Ketu,
Meanwhile, a top official of the EFCC said: “Fayose
benefited from the ONSA slush funds when he was
yet to be a governor. So, the fact that he has
immunity now as a governor does not mean we
should not investigate him.
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“The EFCC also has the right to interact
with all those connected with the illegal
withdrawal of public funds and the
diversion of the cash.”
Regarding the fate of Fayose’s associate,
the source added: “We will invite him for
interrogation; we have already initiated
the process.”