A former Minister of State for Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria to respond to the invitation extended to him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N4.75bn arms funds traced to him.
Mr. Obanikoro who has been having a running battle with the anti-graft agency on allegations bordering on financial crimes, arrived in Lagos enroute Amsterdam and headed for Abuja to meet up with the commission’s invitation on Monday.
He left for the United States shortly after his party lost the 2015 elections and he ceased being a minister. He had initially vowed not to return to the country alleging persecution by the government as a means to discredit him.
Mr. Obanikoro was accused of using his children to take out government contracts that were never executed. A firm belonging to Obanikoro’s sons, Sylvan McNamara, is being investigated by the commission for allegedly receiving N4.75bn arms funds from the office of the former National Security Adviser between April 4, 2014, and December 15, 2014.
Mr. Obanikoro, on a separate charge, was also implicated in the Ekiti elections scandal.
It is not immediately clear when he plans to submit himself to the EFCC.