Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has reportedly agreed to stand as state witness against former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, as he’s being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Fayose is alleged to have collected the N1.3 billion through Obanikoro who was minister at the time and was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), same as Fayose.

Obanikoro was subsequently arrested in 2016 on allegations of receiving N4.685 billion from Dasuki’s office in 2014 and funneling it towards winning elections in Ekiti and Osun State for the then-ruling PDP.

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The sum was sourced from the $2.1 billion voted for arms procurement and allegedly mismanaged by Dasuki who’s also under probe.