Obanikoro and Omisore are not corrupt – EFCC returns their passports

EFCC has returned the seized passports of Obanikoro and Omisore. Federal Government recently obtained an order to bare 50 corrupt politicians from travelling out of the country. Those who are bared are under investigations of alleged fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Mystatenews learnt that EFCC has returned the passports belong the Obanikoro and Omisore.

According to the report obtained from the Punch news, has that a source from EFCC confirmed the return of password to the former lawmakers.

“Obanikoro was able to return over N100m out of the money he received from Dasuki. He showed a genuine commitment to returning more money and assist the EFCC with investigations and his passports were returned to him.

“The fact that the commission returned the passports to him does not mean that he has been cleared.”

Obanikoro has been under investigation since 2016 for allegedly receiving N4.7bn from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), in 2014.

However, the Osun State deputy governor, who recently contested the governorship election of Osun State on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, entered into an undisclosed agreement with the APC when the election was declared inconclusive.

He was reported to have entered into a series of negotiations with the APC leadership to support the APC candidate in the poll, Gboyega Oyetola, but the details of the negotiations were never made public.

It was during the negotiations with the leadership of the APC that Omisore was said to have recovered his passport from the anti-graft agency.

Omsiore’s media aide, Mr Jide Fakorede, had said recently that his boss was no longer under investigation by the EFCC and that he was free to travel.

 

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