By Christian Smith
The All Progressives Congress in the United Kingdom has posted on its Facebook, pictures of the mansion seized from Moroophat, the wife of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, currently investigating Senator Obanikoro over his alleged link to the $2.1bn arms scam involving the Office of the National Security Adviser, would not have to pay Moroophat the 200 million she sought as cost for”damages for the unlawful and unconstitutional invasion of the property.”
Though she argued that the house situated at number 44, Mamman Kotangora Crescent, Katampke Extension, Abuja, was bought before the arms deal, Justice Y. Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory Court in Jabi, Abuja ordered the forfeiture, pending the outcome of EFCC investigations into her husband and children.
Ekiti Gate Scandal
In 2014, he was exposed in the rigging of the Ekiti elections dubbed as the #EkitiGate scandal. He was also accused of receiving N4.7bn payment from the office of the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
Out of the N4.7bn, Obanikoro allegedly gave N3.880bn to Governor Ayodele Fayose and Senator Iyiola Omisore in July 2014, when they were the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidates in Ekiti and Osun states respectively.
In turn, Senator Obanikoro and his family are suing the EFCC for N100 million and demanding an “unreserved public apology.”
Justice Abdulazeez Anka has fixed March 28 for his ruling.