Following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, A former Minister of State for Defence,Musiliu Obanikoro, has returned N100 million to the Nigerian government.
Premium Times further reports that the EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, rejected the offer and asked for more return by the embattled former senator.
Mr. Magu, had reportedly demanded that the former minister sign an undertaken to pay back N600 million within a stipulated time.
The former minister however rejected the demands, saying he had no means of raising such an amount.
“He refused to sign the pledge, saying the money was too much,” an EFCC source said, adding that Mr. Obanikoro, nonetheless, continued to cooperate with his interrogators.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Mr. Obanikoro had indeed returned some money. He, however, said the EFCC was still verifying the payments and continuing its investigation.
Mr. Obanikoro was remanded in custody after turning himself in to the EFCC on October 17. He is accused of accepting more than N2 billion from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.