Former Minister of State for Defence during President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Musiliu Obanikoro has reportedly returned N100 million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Obanikoro was detained after he presented himself to the agency for investigations into the alleged receipt of N2bn from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Sources at the EFCC told newsmen that the Commission’s chairman, Ibrahim Magu had earlier rejected Obanikoro’s offer to return N100 million.
It was gathered that Magu demanded a refund of N600 million within a stipulated time, but was rejected by Obanikoro.
“He refused to sign the pledge, saying the money was too much,” an EFCC source said.
EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren also confirmed that Obanikoro has returned the money.
Uwujaren said the agency is verifying the payment and continuing investigations.