Politics Pilot Who Flew Fayose's N1.2bn to Ekiti Speaks to EFCC



Captain Ahmed Borodo, the Pilot who was hired by Ex Defense Minister, Musiliu Obanikoro, to fly N1.2bn to Ekiti state for governor Ayo Fayose has been interrogated by the EFCC, Punch reports.

According to an EFCC agent, the Pilot admitted that he flew some amount of cash for Obanikoro to Ekiti state on June 17, 2014. He said he along with his colleagues including one Capt. Olubiyi Famuyiwa got on the plane.

“He said Obanikoro’s aides arrived at the tarmac with some bullion vans and started offloading the contents which were in big green tarpaulin bags. He informed them that the aircraft could only carry about eight or nine bags due to its small size.

“The pilot said at that point, Obanikoro intervened and began pleading with him to allow them load all the bags on the plane but he refused and then the minister, his ADC and a friend boarded the plane and the aircraft departed.”

Borodo was said to have flown the aircraft to Akure where a bullion van from Zenith Bank and some soldiers welcomed Obanikoro and received the money.

On getting to the airport, the bags were received and offloaded into a bullion van. The plane returned empty to Lagos.

“He said that the next day, he returned to Akure and then flew Obanikoro to Abuja with his Aide-de-Camp, Lt. Adewale.”

The commission also interrogated the General Manager of the airline, Mr. Jide West, who told the EFCC that Obanikoro paid $25,200 for both flights.



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