Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has vowed not to honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC).
He made this known in an interview with an online source, believing that he won’t be getting a fair hearing from the anti-graft agency.
Obanikoro said: “Let me tell you, I will not honour any invitation from the EFCC and neither would I allow my children to be part of that charade. Having gone to my house without inviting me or inviting my children. They subjected my grandkids, my teenage kids, my wife and daughter-in-law to this kind of embarrassment, it is evident that I cannot get any fair hearing from them”.
Speaking on why his sons are out of the country, the former Minister said, “Now, talking about my sons. Let me tell you, Jide went for a course in Holland–let me tell you, I want them to come to America, I am repeating myself– so that the two of us can have serious judicial scrutiny. Jide went to Holland for a course in fish farming. But it is convenient for the EFCC to go to a beer parlour shop and be speculating. You cannot say people should not go and improve themselves when they have interest.
“Gbolahan also has a very good reason to be out of the country. Gbolahan has a valid explanation and a genuine and honest reason to be in America. But from what we’re seeing now, we can tell that we’re in deep political trouble with the government of the day”.
Greennews.ng recalls that the Ikoyi, Lagos home of Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 raided by operatives of the EFCC following allegations that the ex-minister and his sons were involved in a N4.75bn alleged fraud.