Operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday 14th June 2016 ransacked the house of former Defense minister Musiliu Obanikoro at Park View Estate in Ikoyi, Lagos State while seizing cars and other valuables in the process.
In a statement signed by his media aide Jonathan Eze, Obanikoro said:
“Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday in their characteristic Gestapo like manner invaded Senator Obanikoro’s houses in Ikoyi with unnecessary intimidation and harassment of occupants who are majorly innocent kids, teenagers, his wife and daughter in-laws not without carting away cars, wristwatches and other valuables.
“This is against the backdrop of the fact that the anti- graft agency has never invited him nor his sons for questioning beyond the tirades and allegations they have been propagating using the media spaces.”
In reply, the EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwajeren, said:
“I can tell you that no one was harassed in the course of the search and that it is part of ongoing investigation on the man. Our operatives who went there conducted their affairs in best practices and took some vehicles away.
I cannot immediately give inventory on the things that were carted away but that will be made known in due time. I do not think we need any permission from the man to do our job. Full details will be disclosed when we get there.”