Detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are currently interogating Alhaja Moroophat Onikoro, the wife of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, with respect to the N4.7bn allegedly diverted from the Office of the National Security Adviser.
A well-informed source disclosed that she was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), in front of her husband’s house, located on Layi Ajayi-Bembe Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday.
The source said, “We arrested Alhaja Onikoro this morning. Although she bears Onikoro, she is the wife of Obanikoro. She was arrested with some vital documents. She is currently in our office in Shangisha, Lagos, and will later be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for more investigation.”
It was gathered that after interrogation at the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday, she was allowed to go home on condition that she would return on Friday (today).
“We released her after interrogation. The woman cooperated fully with us and we allowed her to go because we don’t hold people hostage. We asked her questions and she answered respectfully,” the EFCC source stated.