The spotlight has beamed on the two sons of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, Babajide and Gbolahan Obanikoro in the ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a huge amount of monies transferred to their accounts from funds budgeted for the procurement of arms for the Nigerian Army.
Sources at the anti-graft agency disclosed that about N4.75billion was traced to the bank account of a company, Sylvan McNamara Limited, in which the two men have major interest, Premium Times reports.
It was also gathered that the money was paid in several tranches into the company’s account number 0026223714 with Diamond bank from the Office of the National Security Adviser account with the CBN, and the payments were effected between June and December 2014, a period that coincided with the preparation for and the conduct of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election which ushered in the current administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose.
EFCC sources said the payments to the company from the office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, were made without any contract.
It was learnt that the investigation might lead to the invitation of Mr. Obanikoro, who is currently in the United States where he is said to be acquiring knowledge.