According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the EFCC revealed that the sum of N4.75bn was paid by the office of the NSA to Sylvan McNamara Limited, a company which allegedly has Obanikoro’s sons as directors.
EFCC sources disclosed further that the payments to the company from the office of the NSA, were made without any contract executed by the company.
The anti-graft agency also revealed that all the transfers were made between June and December 2014, a period that coincided with the preparation for and the conduct of the Ekiti State governorship election, which was won by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Giving a breakdown of how the money was paid, an EFCC source said the first payment was a sum of N200m, which was transferred into Sylvan McNamara’s account number 0026223714 with Diamond Bank on June 5, 2014.
The first transfer was followed by a N2bn transfer, which was wired into the same account from the CBN/ Imprest main account on June 16, 2014.
Another transfer of N700m hit the account on July 7, 2014, while N1bn was credited to the account on July 30, 2014.
Other transfers included N160m on August 8, 2014; N225m on August 22, 2014; N200m on November 14, 2014 and N200m on December 5, 2014.
It was further reported that both Gbolahan and Babajide Obanikoro were not only directors of the company but also signatories to its account until 2014 when Olalekan Ogunseye was made the sole signatory to the account.
The EFCC has since March 2016 been making attempts to extradite Obanikoro and his sons who have been in the United States since last year with no luck.
However, Obanikoro, who recently bagged a degree from Oglethorpe University in the United States of America, had repeatedly insisted that he isn’t hiding from the EFCC.
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