DSS security agents Yesterday arrested Hajiya Morufat Obanikoro, the wife ofÂ former Minister of Defence Musiliu Obanikoroâ€™s wife followingÂ intelligenceÂ reports received from the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). SheÂ was arrested over the current investigation on her husband, who is wanted for questioning over the N4.745billion funds from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) which was reportedly traced to Obanikoro and some other persons.
However, Mrs. Obanikoro, was released on bailÂ after sheÂ was transferred to the EFCC by DSS. Her international passport was confiscated . She was requested to return on Monday for interrogation.
According toÂ the Nation,Â Mrs. Obanikoro was arrested by DSSÂ after the authoritiesÂ got wind that she hadÂ arrived in the country last weekend from the United States. A source said to Nation:
Â â€œWe got a report that Mrs. Obanikoro had sneaked into the country from the United States. After the confirmation of her travel log, an alert was issued to all security agencies.
â€œFollowing intelligence sharing with the EFCC, the operatives of the DSS arrested her in Lagos with some documents relating to the probe of the N4.745billion slush funds from ONSA. Another source spoke of excitement about Mrs. Obanikoroâ€™s arrest because â€œsome of the funds under investigation were wired into her company, which is called MOB.
â€œShe needs to explain to this commission what job she did to deserve such remittance into her accountâ€.
Responding to a question, the source added:
â€œMrs. Obanikoro had sued the EFCC for the enforcement of fundamental human rights for allegedly harassing her tenants and in-laws during the course of investigating her husband.â€
The N4.745billion cash was sourced from the SAS Imprest Account of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under ex-NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) prior to the conduct of Ekiti State governorship poll on June 21, 2014.