Babajide and Gbolahan Obanikoro, two sons of former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, may soon be arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, according to a report in the Daily Post.
According to reports from the ant-graft body, the sum of N4,745,000,000.00 was traced to a company the duo have interest in, Sylvan McNamara Limited.
According to the reports, the money was allegedly paid in several tranches into the company’s account number: 0026223714 with Diamond bank from the Office of the National Security Adviser account with the CBN.
It was gathered that all the transfers were made between June and December, 2014.
First, N200 million was transferred into Sylvan Mc Namara’s account on June 5, 2015, while N2billion was also wired into the account from the CBN/ Imprest Main account on June 16, 2015.
Another transfer of N700 million entered the account on July 7, 2014, while N1billion was credited to the account on July 30, 2014.
Other transfers included: N160 million on August 8, 2014; N225 million on August 22, 2014; N200 million on November 14, 2014 and N200 million on December 5, 2014.
The newspaper said its sources disclosed that both Gbolahan and Babajide Obanikoro, as directors of the company, were also signatories to its account until 2014 when one Olalekan Ogunseye was made the sole signatory to the account.
The payments were said to have emanated from the office of the National Security Adviser as payment for an unspecified job.