More Revelations from Aluko: Obanikoro Put $5.37m in Military Trunk For Fayose

About 24 hours ago, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State cried out that Obanikoro is compromised as an indirect way of challenging some of the confessions he's said to have made to the EFCC.

Fast forward to now, one of Fayose's closest men, a former PDP Secretary in Ekiti, Dr. Tope Aluko, has told EFCC of how ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, handed over $5.377m cash to Governor Ayo Fayose.

He confessed that the cash, which was put in a green military trunk by the ex-minister, was given to Fayose in the presence of nine PDP elders.

He listed those who witnessed the collection by Fayose...
A former Secretary to the State Government, a senator, two members of the House of Assembly, a former Director-General and others.

Aluko, it was learnt, had one-and-a half hours hostile encounter with Obanikoro. Upon receiving the large suit case (box) and a key to open it, he said, Fayose and Obanikoro retired into an inner room of Spotless Hotel for a brief discussion.

Aluko made the revelation during a grilling by the EFCC team against the backdrop of the ongoing probe of how Obanikoro shared the N4.745billion wired to a company linked to him by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
The N4.685bn was transferred to Sylva McNamara Ltd. out of which $5.377m cash was personally given to Fayose by Obanikoro.

Obanikoro had also confessed to EFCC team that he gave Fayose the cash in the presence of PDP elders, including Dr. Tope Aluko.

According to a source, Aluko told the detectives: “The ex-minister brought the $5.377million cash to Spotless Hotel for Fayose in a green military trunk. He was accompanied by four military men.

“Obanikoro handed over the trunk and a key to Fayose in the presence of nine eminent PDP elders in the state.

“Holding a piece of paper, Obanikoro later entered into an inner room in the hotel for a discussion with Fayose. Maybe the paper was for Fayose to acknowledge the receipt of the cash.

Upon coming out, Fayose opened the trunk with the key and we all saw it was filled with dollars. We had a list of how we wanted to use the money but we had not expended the Naira cash at hand.

Fayose, who asked me to call other PDP leaders, later took the trunk to his room at the hotel for safe keeping. That was the last we heard about the cash.”