Senator Musiliu Obanikoro who has since relocated to the United states and resigned his involvement in Nigerian politics on the pretense of studying History at Oglethorpe University in Georgia after the lose of Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential has been warned by All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State, Publicity Secretary Mr. Joe Igbokwe, to either come back home and answer to all the fraud allegations leveled against him and his sons or face repatriation.
Musiliu Obanikoro is accused of aiding Ayodele Fayose, to rig the June 21, 2014 election, while his sons, Gbolahan and Babajide, are said to be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly receiving N4.75bn from the Central Bank of Nigeria Impress Account of the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki between June 6, 2014 and December, 12, 2015. Obanikoro has, however, issued a statement debunking the allegations leveled against him and his sons.
According to Igbokwe, the issue was a serious one and Obanikoros cannot just rely on issuing a statement from the US and that they should return to Nigeria to clear their names,Riminding him and his sons that Nigeria had an extradition treaty with Washington, adding that President Barrack Obama had even promised to assist Nigeria in fighting corruption. He said:
“I advise the Obanikoro family to come back and prove that they have nothing to do with these allegations. They must come to clear their family name. It is important that they do this because the money that we are talking about is too huge for them to just brush aside.
“Issuing statements is not enough especially when there is evidence that cannot be ignored. So, they better come back because if they don’t, America, which has promised to support us, will extradite them.”