Obanikoro Returns To Nigeria, To Surrender To EFCC

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria in an apparent move to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for investigation and possible trial.

Obanikoro has been having a running battle with the anti-graft agency on allegations bordering on financial crimes, running into Billions of Naira.

He left for the United States shortly after PDP lost the 2015 elections and he ceased being a minister.

EFCC accused him of using his children to take out government contracts that were never executed.

Obanikoro, on a separate charge, is also implicated in the Ekiti elections bribery scandal. He initially vowed not to return to Nigeria alleging persecution by the government as a means to discredit him.

Sources say he has left his home in Lagos and his now in Abuja.