Obanikoro-Shalewa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has taken a bold step against Senator Musiliu Obanikoro’s daughter by freezing one of her accounts following investigations conducted into her alleged involvement in a scam running into about N1.2 billion.

The EFCC revealed that Obanikoro’s daughter, Shalewa was involved in an account belonging to an oil firm which has been implicated in the ongoing investigation.

The anti-graft agency revealed that Shalewa whom it questioned some days ago is a signatory to the said account. Shalewa was also reported to have mandated Fidelity Bank to transfer N800m from the account to another account within the bank.

A source within the anti-graft agency said: “We have frozen an account in which Obanikoro’s daughter is a signatory. She specifically mandated the bank to transfer N800m from the account to another account.

“We discovered that money was paid into the account at various times. The money came in N50m, N20m, N30m and various sums.

“She said the money was for oil and gas transactions. So, we have frozen the account as investigations continue. We want to know where the funds came from. At least N1.2bn has passed through the account.”

The anti-graft agency was reported to have uncovered the shady deal while investigating the N4.7bn allegedly paid into the account of Obanikoro’s two sons – Babajide and Gbolahan.

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