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Ex-minister Obanikoro ‘returns N100m to EFCC’

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has returned N100 million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Premium Times reports.

Obanikoro was detained after he presented himself to the agency for investigations into the alleged receipt of N2bn from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

According to the news platform, sources said EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu had earlier rejected Obanikoro’s offer to return N100 million.

It was gathered that Magu demanded a refund of N600 million within a stipulated time, but was rejected by Obanikoro.

“He refused to sign the pledge, saying the money was too much,” an EFCC source said.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren also confirmed that Obanikoro has returned the money.

Uwujaren said the agency is verifying the payment and continuing investigations.

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