By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor
Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, will be made to account for the huge sum of N4.7 billion traced to firms linked to him, if he is found to be culpable, a top source in the commission, said Sunday night.
The source, who spoke in confidence, pointed out that the case of the former minister, who is under the commission’s custody, would be treated strictly on its own merit, contrary to insinuations that the agency ferried him into the country to be used as a prosecution witness against other suspects in the $2.1 arms cash.
“Let me make it clear that we did not bring the man from the United States of America to be used as a witness against any of the suspects we are investigating in respect of the looting of the $2.1 billion arms cash scandal.
“No two cases we are investigating are the same and it must be made clear that Obanikoro’s case has nothing to do with any other person being investigated by the commission. The truth of the matter is that we are just beginning the investigation of Obanikoro and evidence adduced from the probe will determine our next move against him.