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Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by MeanChris(m): 5:57am On Oct 21
Obanikoro, Omisore recover passports from EFCC, ex-minister returns to US

October 21, 2018

Eniola Akinkuotu

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sunday PUNCH can report.

This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling.

An impeccable source in the EFCC told our correspondent that Obanikoro, who has an American passport and a Nigerian one, met certain conditions before his passports were returned to him.
He said, “Obanikoro was able to return over N100m out of the money he received from Dasuki. He showed genuine commitment to returning more money and assist the EFCC with investigations and his passports were returned to him.

“The fact that the commission returned the passports to him does not mean that he has been cleared.”
Obanikoro has been under investigation since 2016 for allegedly receiving N4.7bn from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), in 2014.

The former minister allegedly handed over about N1.3bn to former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and another N1.3bn to the then Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Osun State in 2014, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
After Fayose was arrested by the EFCC last Tuesday, however, it was learnt that Obanikoro travelled to the US.

“Obanikoro travelled out on Wednesday evening, saying he wanted to go for medical treatment. He gave no date when he would return,” a source said.

The former minister, who has defected to the All Progressives Congress, had declared his intention to run for the Lagos West senatorial district election but shelved his ambition at the last minute.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that Omisore had also recovered his passport from the commission.

The former federal lawmaker was arrested by the EFCC in 2016 for allegedly receiving money from Dasuki through Obanikoro.

He subsequently returned N300m to the EFCC but his passport was seized by the commission.

Omisore had written to the EFCC, requesting that his passport be returned to him so that he could travel for medical treatment but his request was turned down.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that Omisore had also recovered his passport from the commission.

However, the Osun State deputy governor, who recently contested the governorship election of Osun State on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, entered into an undisclosed agreement with the APC when the election was declared inconclusive.

He was reported to have entered into a series of negotiations with the APC leadership to support the APC candidate in the poll, Gboyega Oyetola, but the details of the negotiations were never made public.

It was during the negotiations with the leadership of the APC that Omisore was said to have recovered his passport from the anti-graft agency.

Omsiore’s media aide, Mr. Jide Fakorede, had said recently that his boss was no longer under investigation by the EFCC and that he was free to travel.

He had said, “Senator Iyiola Omisore was wrongly accused in 2016 and he surrendered himself to the EFCC for investigation and was given a ‘clean bill of health’ by the anti-graft body after a thorough investigation.

“It is on record that no case was instituted against him in any court of our land and neither was he arraigned before any court either. He has been enjoying his freedom and has even presented himself for election into public office passing through all security screenings. So we ask, what is the noise about?

“The basis for placement on the watch list and travel ban is to ensure that those answering EFCC charges are held within the country and for someone not having a current case with the anti-graft agency, there may be no basis to restrict his movement.”

Attempts to speak with the spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, proved abortive as he did not respond to phone calls on Saturday.

When contacted on the telephone, Omisore rejected our correspondent’s calls and subsequently sent a text message saying, “Sorry, I can’t talk right now.”

Our correspondent sent a text message to him on whether it was true that he had retrieved his passport from the EFCC based on his agreement with the APC but he had yet to respond as of press time.


Meanwhile, it was learnt that the EFCC had slammed five charges against former Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Barring any last minute changes, the former governor will be arraigned in Lagos this week for allegedly receiving money from Dasuki through Obanikoro.

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by gentlegenius(m): 5:59am On Oct 21
Hmmm...
Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by MeanChris(m): 6:00am On Oct 21

He said, “Obanikoro was able to return over N100m out of the money he received from Dasuki. He showed genuine commitment to returning more money and assist the EFCC with investigations and his passports were returned to him.

100m?? When he's being investigated for 4.7bn?

These guys are jokers..

So much for the fight against corruption

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by BankeSmalls(f): 6:01am On Oct 21
Am ready to bet with anyone that Fayose will be set free the very moment he declares that he has joined APC.

Corruption fight in Nigeria is just something to deceive the gullible, the real sophisticated corruption is happening live in government now, the corruption in Jonathan government was the nursery school type.

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Nwodosis(m): 6:01am On Oct 21
Insecticides and Deodorants at work!

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Kenekingisback: 6:08am On Oct 21
Useless APC government

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by nothingspoil70: 6:18am On Oct 21
Fiighting corruption is different from killing corruption and we didn't tell you we have technically defeated corruption we are still fighting just be patient with us please

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by SarkinYarki: 6:21am On Oct 21
Ofcourse they are now saints

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by bluecircle470: 6:24am On Oct 21
MeanChris:


100m?? When he's being investigated for 4.7bn?

These guys are jokers..

So much for the fight against corruption

Well he shared the 4.7bn among his cronies and not that he pocketed all the 4.7bn but one thing we’re sure of is that he’s own share will be more that 500mn....the efcc is making us to understand that Obanikoro has paid his due by cooperating and standing as a witness against mumu Fayose...sincerely this country is a joke

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by escodotman: 6:31am On Oct 21
That's the change. Buhari and APC came in, and invented another form of fighting corruption in Nigeria.... 'join us and you will become clean'.

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Racoon(m): 6:32am On Oct 21
It was during the negotiations with the leadership of the APC that Omisore was said to have recovered his passport from the anti-graft agency.
They are the untouchables as far as the APC-infested EFCC & government are concerned.Well, continue the hypocrisy.They have already bungled this case.

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Racoon(m): 6:33am On Oct 21
bluecircle470:


Well he shared the 4.7bn among his cronies and not that he pocketed all the 4.7bn but one thing we’re sure of is that he’s own share will be more that 500mn....the efcc is making us to understand that Obanikoro has paid his due by cooperating and standing as a witness against mumu Fayose...sincerely this country is a joke
Nigeria under APC is a joke.

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Jonadull: 6:49am On Oct 21
MeanChris:


100m?? When he's being investigated for 4.7bn?

These guys are jokers..

So much for the fight against corruption
Shut up!
At least he agreed he stole and showed commitment to return the money !
Or you want him to go and steal again so he can return the money ?
Clown !

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by kaluxy007(m): 6:55am On Oct 21
grin Baba is a Kwaruption fighter cheesy

Make me sef join APC so the blood of Buhari can wash my sins away

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by LibertyRep: 6:56am On Oct 21
They are now new creatures, and their previous blemishes have been washed away.

All hail the Messiah of our time - 'the unbiased' corruption fighter!

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by kaluxy007(m): 6:57am On Oct 21
Jonathan:
Shut up! At least he agreed he stole and showed commitment to return the money ! Or you want him to go and steal again so he can return the money ? Clown !

So the law has become irrelevant abi cheesy

Efcc wee just sign agreement and boom! case shattered cheesy
South Korea Former president is in jail, so ti gbo??

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Jonadull: 7:01am On Oct 21
kaluxy007:



So the law has become irrelevant abi cheesy


Efcc wee just sign agreement and boom!
case shattered cheesy

South Korea Former president is in jail, so ti gbo??
Cry me a river cheesy
Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Flets: 7:05am On Oct 21
Hahahahaha ...... kwaruption is paiting back

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by ishowdotgmail(m): 7:06am On Oct 21
Good development
Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by olaxx: 7:06am On Oct 21
Go and sin no more

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Omeokachie: 7:06am On Oct 21
They are not on travel ban!

Hehehehehe

Buhari scamming the people since 2003! cheesy

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Omoekun931(m): 7:07am On Oct 21
They are saints now. I guess

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by mycar: 7:08am On Oct 21
This is rubbish, what measures has APC Buhari put in place to checkmate further stealing, A serious government would have shown a little commitment in the implementation of freedom of information.
When people say that Buhari and APC is not corrupt, I laugh at them.
Transparency is the first attribute of an incorruptible person.
How much he spent in the London hospital and many others are still a mirage til today.

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Onlinealaba(m): 7:08am On Oct 21
Finally they have paid their dues by joining the 'saintful' party, gentlemen go and steal no more you are now covered under the mighty hand of mr kwurruption fighter, even if you want to steal dont leave APC and never cease from chanting 'SAI BABA'.. grin

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by udemzyudex(m): 7:08am On Oct 21
He returned 100m out of 4.7b, EFCC weldon ooo, his passport was returned so he could travel out, I thought EFCC said obanikoro will testify against Fayose?

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by rock003: 7:08am On Oct 21
Suddenly, omisore has become a saint in Nigeria.

Buhari is biased and he is even flaunting it

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by BackToLife: 7:08am On Oct 21
A King that doesn't know his history would end up a slave. I learned so much from below.
LordGuru:
Ok. All Yorubas need to read this thread:
https://www.nairaland.com/4800554/yoruba-worlds-best-universities-when#72275084

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Angelparadise(f): 7:09am On Oct 21
Wow ! Was it one of the conditions they give EFC so that they will make false statements about former governor Fayose. Why now?��

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Re: Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC By Punchng by Robbin7(m): 7:10am On Oct 21
This fight against corruption is bogus.

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