There are indications that a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has agreed to testify against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his aide, Mr. Abiodun Agbele. Obanikoro was at the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday. A reliable source told PUNCH that, “Senator Obanikoro came to the EFCC office on Monday morning as part of investigations into the N4.7bn. Since he has confessed that he was the one who collected the N4.7bn and distributed it, he is in the best position to testify in court.
“The EFCC wants him to testify against Agbele which will also build a strong case against Fayose who currently enjoys immunity. Obanikoro has agreed and will be listed as one of the EFCC witnesses.“If Agbele is convicted, it automatically means that Fayose will also be convicted once he is charged in 2018. So let Fayose continue to play games. Omisore and Obanikoro are cooperating and returning money. Their troubles will end soon while Fayose’s own will keep getting worse.” Recall Obanikoro had told the EFCC in his statement of oath that he received N4.7billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of Col. Sambo Dasuki in June 2014.