Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently interrogating Alhaja Moroophat Onikoro, the wife of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
The interrogation is reportedly linked to the N4.7bn allegedly diverted from the Office of the National Security Adviser.
A well-informed source disclosed that she was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), in front of her husband’s house, located on Layi Ajayi-Bembe Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos for on Thursday for some grilling before she was released .
The source said, “We arrested Alhaja Onikoro this morning. Although she bears Onikoro, she is the wife of Obanikoro. She was arrested with some vital documents. She is currently in our office in Shangisha, Lagos, and will later be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for more investigation.
“We released her after interrogation. The woman cooperated fully with us and we allowed her to go because we don’t hold people hostage. We asked her questions and she answered respectfully,” the EFCC source stated.
We recalled that the sons of the couple, Babajide and Gbolahan Obanikoro were recently summoned be the crime fighter for examination three days after EFCC took over senator Obanikoro’s premises situated at 10 Mojisola Onikoyi Street, by Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos and took away several items.