DSS raids Obanikoro’s home, arrests wife


Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday stormed the Ikoyi residence of the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and picked up his wife, Alhaja Moroofat Omolola.
The agents raided the house for hours, Thisday reports.

DSS had reportedly gone to search the house for possible documents to nail Obanikoro, who is being accused of transporting hundreds of millions in cash via Akure airport during the 2014 election campaign of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose.

Mrs. Obanikoro was afterwards taken to their office on CMD Road, Shangisha.

She was later transported to the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), where she was eventually released.

The raid follows a similar one by the EFCC mid-June.

Obanikoro, who is still out of the country, had via his twitter handle condemned the EFCC raid, describing it as witch-hunt and injustice.

He further accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of promoting “ethnic divisions, political persecution and official gangsterism.”


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