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Obanikoro Talks Tough Over Invasion of his house by EFCC



The former minister of State for Defense, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro reacts to the invasion of his residence located at Layi Ajayi Bembe Street in Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, by EFCC, where they searched the entire premises.

According to the Punch reports, the operatives seized some vital documents, vehicles and other valuables. Sources in the anti-graft agency had told Punch correspondents that the raid was connected with several allegations of fraud levelled against Obanikoro and his two sons – Babajide and Gbolahan.

In a swift response to the raid, Obanikoro said the Invasion and Raid of his Residence is a sad throwback to a Tyrannical Past that is Better Forgotten. 

He said:

In 16 years of Democracy, we thought we had conquered despotism for good in Nigeria but in one year, this Government has brought it back. Let me reiterate clearly, I have never received any invitation from EFCC over any issue up till date. This invasion therefore is premature. 

Furthermore, no Court ordered a Raid on my house or Seizure of my belongings. Any such move is Illegal and will be fought against Legally. Such Invasion and Raid of my house without prior Invitation from EFCC to me or any Court Order towards this Signals a Return to Despotism. 

The Illegal Invasion of my house, Femi Fani Kayode and several others in Detention: give me NO CONFIDENCE in Government's willingness to do Justice. 

Now over to you readers,
Do you think Obanikoro should submit himself to the EFCC for questioning even though the anti graft agency claimed to have tried to extradite him back to Nigeria from the US where he has been since last year.


Photo Credit: Linda Ikeji

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