Accused of corruption, Obanikoro arrives Nigeria, to present self to EFCC


A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria in an apparent move to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

Mr. Obanikoro has been having a running battle with the anti-graft agency on allegations bordering on financial crimes.

He left for the United States shortly after his party lost the 2015 elections and he ceased being a minister.

The EFCC accused him of using his children to take out government contracts that were never executed.

Mr. Obanikoro, on a separate charge, was also implicated in the Ekiti elections scandal. It is not immediately clear if he was prepared to answer questions about that, too.

He had initially vowed not to return to the country alleging persecution by the government as a means to discredit him.

It is not immediately clear when he planned to submit himself to the EFCC, but Demola Olarewaju, an associate of the politician confirmed his arrival.

Mr. Olarewaju said Mr. Obanikoro had moved to Abuja from Lagos and could visit the EFCC headquarters on Monday.

More details later…

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  • Eugene Stephen

    A welcome development. Only we expect a transparent prosecution and the rule of law.

  • Umar

    Let Obanikoro return the looted money. He needs to explain his role in Ekitigate also.

  • JasV

    He thought he had his track covered but we have traced and frozen everything including wife & children fronted stolen assets. No choice but to bring your poverty stricken self back here. In any case USA agents would have captured you if you delayed in getting back here. Now you will learn the lesson your parents tried to impart on you in a hard way. Simply being well brought up child can not be bought. You and Fayose will see mama and call her papa by the time NIGERIA is through with you.

    • partafamilias trippi

      Na so una dey trace Nonilions and have recovered trllions, Yet no conviction and you guys are running from pillar to post looking for who to borrow even $10 mliion from. Yawns.

    • kinsly


  • Nkem

    It is like the man can no longer pay his bills in the US. I thought he was content with writing letters to the media from America and threatening us with how many diplomatic passports he has in his possession.

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  • wazobia ninja!!!!!!

    hmmm …… avoiding the embarrassment of an imminent extradition,how timely!!!

    better to get “jailed” in naija than the u.s. ojare,where our judiciary folks have a price and can bought anyhow………………..

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  • Julius

    lolz, after all options,he found out that the best thing is to go home before he is deported.

  • Ikechukwu_67

    Smart crook. He knows the kobo-kobo judiciary will be willing to give him nice bail. And from there, the case would just be in the coolers…Wayo man

    • Short & Sharp


      APC is a fascist party of illiterates. APC wants to simply dictate to Nigerians how to think;
      what to think, and, when to think. APC is a most virulent type of Taliban Islamist ideology.
      APC has no intellectual strength to rule Nigeria and therefore deploys lies and deceit.

      • Ikechukwu_67

        I hear you. The “non fascist” party called PDP had the serving attorney General and minister of Justice killed in his own home. The peaceful party invaded Odi and committed unspeakable massacres. The very superb party had an oil dollars from high crude oil sales wasted without trace.

        Of course Obanikoro, your main guy, would not have dared to come down If he believed you. He knows better to dare a ‘fascist government’ that you just described. The problem is that he didn’t follow your vengeful thought process.

        I hear you bro…

      • share Idea

        Aptly stated

    • I.K 2000

      @Ikechukwu_67:disqus: My brother, see the big picture, i beg. Tell me one person BUHARI has been able to convict
      and send to jail, since resuming office as president last year! Nobody is in jail for proved corruption – nobody!
      The millions of people saying the Buhari regime is mentally bereft of ideas, are quite correct. Buhari is empty.
      If not for ISLAMIST SOLIDARITY Muhamadu Buhari does not have the education to be president of anywhere.

      • Ikechukwu_67

        I understand you my brother; with those corrupt judges, there would surely be zero conviction. That is the bigger picture..

      • dare ojo

        Is it Buhari that will send people to jail or judges who who have been bought over by Crookes? You see most of will have to die for this country to move forward period.

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    • Christopher

      Maybe he discovered president Bihari is even more corrupt than him

      • Mallam

        … than his is and not than him

        • dare ojo

          Who are you to correct common mistake in English language? Its better you contributes meaningfully to the story above.

  • Dazmillion

    A goat cannot be kept away from his source of yam for too long. This move is in preparation for 2019 by which time his stolen money will be running out. With an expensive wife to maintain, rich playboy sons to feed and daughters that burn dollars like there is no tomorrow, these people cannot survive with access to the national cash till.

    He will be charged to a court by the EFCC and the case will be handed over to a judge that will collude with his lawyer to drag the case till 2019 by which time he will be negotiating for votes/political relevance to the highest bidder who will give him access to the corridors of power.

    • kinsly

      I agree with you but I just hope and have a sneak feeling that it won’t be business as usual. He or the son’s will face punishment this time,no matter how little.

    • share Idea

      He was in America, you people claimed that if he knew that he does not have any case, he should return to Nigeria. Now he is in Nigeria, you people have changed the story. Buhari is not God and can never be feared like one.

  • Myson

    Obanikoro have seen that non of his pals are in prison for corruption and at most some returned chicken change of their stolen money. He realized he made a mistake to ran out of country and no place is like home.

    • Mallam

      … to run out and NOT “to ran out.”. Learn to write.

  • Rommel

    It is clear that when Obanikoro and Diezani Madueke fled Nigeria,nobody was looking for them,it was their acts that they were afraid of but having seen that PMB is far from the evil they sold to the world,like prodigal son,he has decided to return to come confess his sins and enjoy good food,again cold weather is gathering momentum and his days will be rougher so why not try home since pople are not having it rough as they thought,he is welcome though,only we need our money period

  • ???????????

    Simple Question For Northern Nigerians

    If Mohammad Buhari were a NORTHERN Christian Pastor would the people of northern Nigeria have voted for him en masse to get 15.2 million votes for APC last year; and if not, does it follow that ISLAMISM was the sole motivation for selecting Muhammad Buhari as the APC presidential candidate of APC; and, if that obvious truth is agreed, how does one explain the behaviour of Christian morons in Yorubaland who joined the APC Islamist Jihad under which CHANGE means
    a shift of political leadership to the Fulani north-west?

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    PDP-Musiliu Obanikoro, a wanted looter and thief who escaped the country is finally, back in the country to face EFCC anti-corruption war along with his children who participated one way or the other in corruption crimes against Nigerian-state.Criminals shall not escape forever as justice must be served.

    @Simple Question Northern Nigerians:You are an example of a seriously psychologically sick ethnic/tribal bigot, who should escape back to your creek and stop airing your infectious virus among enlighten elite Nigerians.