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Obanikoro Ex-minister reportedly consults lawyers over EFCC raid on Ikoyi home

Obanikoro's aide claimed that the vehicles driven away from his home were cars and trucks among others which were bought since 2006 when he served as an Ambassador in Ghana.

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Follwoing the raid on his Parkview Estate, Ikoyi home, ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has reportedly consulted his lawyers to seek redress in court.

In a statement attributed to the former Minister's media aide, Jonathan Eze, he said the harassment meted out on innocent kids and women in his household will not go overlooked.

"Senator Obanikoro has consulted with his Lawyers and are prepared to meet them in court to stop this intrusions and persecution," Eze said.

While condemning the raid on the house, Obanikoro's aide said the vehicles driven away from his home were cars and trucks among others which obviously has no bearing with the purported investigation, were bought since 2006 when he served as an Ambassador in Ghana.

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"Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today Tuesday the 14th day of June,2016, in their characteristic Gestapo like manner invaded Sen Obanikoro houses in Ikoyi with unnecessary intimidation and harassment of occupants who are majorly innocent kids, teenagers, his wife and daughter in-laws not without carting away cars, wristwatches and other valuables," the statement read further.

Continuing, Eze said, 'This is against the backdrop of the fact that the anti graft agency has never invited him or his son's for questioning beyond the tirades and allegations they have been propagating using the media spaces.

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'We are using this medium to draw attention of all Nigerians to yet another infringement on the fundamental and inalienable rights of the Obanikoro family. Lovers of freedom should not wait until our democracy is put at irreversible damage. The list of human rights violations and political persecution has reached an alarming rate.

'We see this as an affront and a further show of shame and ignominy of this present administration hell bent in politically persecuting its perceived opponents in other to stoop them and rubbish their hard earned reputation of untainted public services.

'To our chagrin, the vehicles driven away were cars and trucks bought since 2006 and thereabouts when Senator Obanikoro served as an Ambassador in Ghana among others which obviously has no bearing with the purported investigation they are supposedly carrying out.

'We condemn in strong terms the brigandage and the idea of Inflicting trauma on innocent dependants and violating their privacies without recourse to the rule of Law,' the statement read in full.

The Ikoyi, Lagos home of Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 raided by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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