DSS Arrests Obanikoro’s Wife Over Alleged N4.745b Arms Fraud
Yesterday, DSS security agents arrested Hajiya Morufat Obanikoro, the wife of former Minister of Defence Musiliu Obanikoro’s wife following intelligence reports received from the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She was arrested over the current investigation on her husband, who is wanted for questioning over the N4.745billion funds from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) which was reportedly traced to Obanikoro and some other persons.
However, Mrs. Obanikoro, was released on bail after she was transferred to the EFCC by DSS. Her international passport was confiscated . She was requested to return on Monday for interrogation.
According to the Nation, Mrs. Obanikoro was arrested by DSS after the authorities got wind that she had arrived in the country last weekend from the United States. A source said to Nation:
“We got a report that Mrs. Obanikoro had sneaked into the country from the United States. After the confirmation of her travel log, an alert was issued to all security agencies.
“Following intelligence sharing with the EFCC, the operatives of the DSS arrested her in Lagos with some documents relating to the probe of the N4.745billion slush funds from ONSA.
Another source spoke of excitement about Mrs. Obanikoro’s arrest because “some of the funds under investigation were wired into her company, which is called MOB.
“She needs to explain to this commission what job she did to deserve such remittance into her account”.
Responding to a question, the source added:
“Mrs. Obanikoro had sued the EFCC for the enforcement of fundamental human rights for allegedly harassing her tenants and in-laws during the course of investigating her husband.”
The N4.745billion cash was sourced from the SAS Imprest Account of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under ex-NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) prior to the conduct of Ekiti State governorship poll on June 21, 2014.