Diezani Obanikoro denies receiving luxury car from ex-minister’s associate

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro made the denial via a statement released by his media aide, Jonathan Eze.

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Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has denied reports that he received a car gift from Jide Omokore, an associate of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Obanikoro made the denial via a statement released by his media aide, Jonathan Eze.

It reads:

“This is another malicious lie from the pit of hell. My principal never collected any car or cars from Jide Omokore.”

“In fact, we doubt that he can utter such a statement because Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has never had any transaction with him. Those behind the desecration of his name should get busy with worthwhile things just the way my principal is busy studying.”

“It is another lie that he was seen in Ghana a few weeks ago, I make bold to say that Senator Musiliu Obanikoro never travelled to Ghana but he is intellectually engaged in the US preparing for his examinations.”

“Nigerians should please note that all these lies are figments of the imagination of a few who are bent on pulling him down after his clear records of public service.”

“Senator Obanikoro is a full time student and as such he does not have the luxury of time to travel or hold meetings with anyone while academic activities are ongoing.”

Earlier reports had it that the EFCC was planning to invite Obanikoro for questioning after he allegedly collected the vehicle from Omokore.

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