HE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday raided the Lagos State residence of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. The house is located in Park View Estate, Ikoyi.
Obanikoro has been on the radar of the EFCC for a while over his role in the $2.1 billion arms scandal that rocked the office of the National Security Adviser, held then by retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
Obanikoro was believed to have received a substantial amount from Dasuki for the governorship election held in Ekiti State, which was won by his party’s candidate, Ayo Fayose.
He was also believed to have received money for the 2015 presidential election as one of the South West coordinators for the bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was seeking a second term.

Obanikoro has since left for the United States of America. He said he has returned to school.