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Obanikoro "I will not honour EFCC's invitation," ex-minister blows hot

Ex-Minister, Musiliu Obanikoro has revealed that he won't be honouring any form of invitation from the EFCC as he believes he won't be getting a fair hearing.

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Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has said he won't be honouring any form of invitation from the Ibrahim Magu led Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC.

In a recent interview with Premium Times, Obanikoro said he would not honour any form of invitation from the anti-graft body saying it will be a part of the country's charade as perpetuated by the ruling party, All Progressive Congress.

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"Let me tell you, I will not honour any invitation from the EFCC and neither would I allow my children to be part of that charade. Having gone to my house without inviting me or inviting my children. They subjected my grandkids, my teenage kids, my wife and daughter-in-law to this kind of embarrassment, it is evident that I cannot get any fair hearing from them," the former Senator said in his interview.

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Speaking on why his sons are out of the country, Obanikoro said, "Now, talking about my sons. Let me tell you, Jide went for a course in Holland–let me tell you, I want them to come to America, I am repeating myself– so that the two of us can have serious judicial scrutiny. Jide went to Holland for a course in fish farming. But it is convenient for the EFCC to go to a beer parlour shop and be speculating. You cannot say people should not go and improve themselves when they have interest.

"Gbolahan also has a very good reason to be out of the country. Gbolahan has a valid explanation and a genuine and honest reason to be in America. But from what we’re seeing now, we can tell that we’re in deep political trouble with the government of the day," he said.

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 following allegations that the ex-minister and his sons were involved in a N4.75bn fraud.

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