A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator MUSILIU OBANIKORO, has been fingered in a new N400m scam and may be re-arrested if this next story is anything to go by.
According to reports, the EFCC told news men that OBANIKORO, who was released last Friday, might be invited again soon to explain his alleged role in the scam.
The former minister, who returned from the United States, spent three weeks at the Abuja office of the EFCC for allegedly receiving N4.7bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser and distributing over N3bn to Governor AYODELE FAYOSE of Ekiti State and Senator IYIOLA OMISORE, who were the governorship candidates of the PDP in Ekiti and Osun states in 2014.
An EFCC detective on Sunday told news men that recent investigations showed that OBANIKORO allegedly received N400m from a former Minister of Finance, Senator NENADI USMAN, who was the Director of Finance of the GOODLUCK JONATHAN Campaign Organisation during the build-up to the 2015 elections.
The source said sometime in 2015, USMAN sent the money to OBANIKORO through a proxy, therefore would be invited to the Lagos office of the EFCC to tell his own side of the story.
The EFCC had alleged in March that about three point one four five billion naira was mysteriously transferred from the account of the ONSA, domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria, to the account of Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, a company allegedly owned by USMAN.
Apart from the ONSA fund, USMAN allegedly disbursed a separate N23bn to various states during the build-up to the elections.
The money USMAN disbursed allegedly emanated from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE.
The money, which was $115m but converted to N23bn, was alleged to have been kickbacks from some dubious oil contractors involved in oil theft.