Former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro’s family is now begging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release their son from detention on health grounds as he’s recovering from a spinal cord surgery.
The family source disclosed to us that…“We are concerned about his health and we are not ready to see him still in detention beyond this week. The man’s life is more important than the money they are asking him questions about.”
Besides, the source added that the family is now running from pillar to post to raise the sum of N100 million to get Obanikoro out of EFCC cell on administrative bail. “If that is the only condition to see him out of detention for now, we are making efforts to raise that. You know the situation of the country now, but no sacrifice is too much to make him a free man again.”
Obanikoro’s media aide, Jonathan Eze confessed that his boss is cooperating with the EFCC… “Everything about investigation and interrogation, as far as I am concerned, is not done hastily. In as much as I would want a situation whereby Oga (Obanikoro) would have been released by now, we have no choice than to just play by the rule. They have said it themselves that Oga is cooperating, and because they have acknowledged his cooperation, they should speed up whatever they are doing, so that Oga can go back.”
“Oga is not even strong, health-wise, so that he can go and take care of himself and considering the fact that he came on his own volition, without being arrested or declared wanted, I think he should be attended to fast. He is a senior citizen, he can’t do anything that is untoward and he will always be around. We just hope that this new week, he would be released unconditionally.”