EFCC INVITES OBANIKORO’S SONS FOR QUESTIONING, AFTERMATH OF RAID

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Three days after raiding their properties in Lagos, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has written to formally invite the sons of a former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Letters of invitation seen by PREMIUM TIMES say Babajide Obanikoro, and his brother, Gbolahan, should appear before Hamza Abdulahi, an EFCC investigator, on June 22, 2016 by 10:00 a.m. at 30A Harper Crescent, Zone 7, Abuja.
“This commission is investigating a case in which your name featured prominently,” wrote Kanu Idagu who signed the letter, dated June 15, 2016, on behalf of the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. “In view of the above, you’re requested to kindly report for an interview with the undersigned.”
PREMIUM TIMES also gathered that operatives also raided Mr. Obanikoro’s property in Abuja on Thursday and Friday.
Sources familiar with the development said EFCC had taken possession of the home.
Meanwhile, the former minister on Thursday filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Lagos for the enforcement of his fundamental rights, as well as those of his family members accused by the EFCC of financial wrongdoing.
In suit number FHC/L/CS/826/16, filed by their lawyer, Ogwu Onoja, the Obanikoros sought, amongst other reliefs, a compensation of N100,000 million from the Nigerian government.
Those listed as applicants in the fundamental rights enforcement action are: Fati Obanikoro, Moroophat Obanikoro, Gbolahan Obanikoro, Babajide Obanikoro and Musiliu Obanikoro as first, second, third, fourth and fifth applicants respectively.