Report has it that Abiodun Agbele (a.k.a Abbey), an aide to Ekiti State Governor Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose has began to reveal to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) how his principal and a former Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, used him to divert funds from the office of the National security Adviser between 2014 and 2015.
Mr. Abiodun Agbele was arrested last Wednesday on allegation of playing a major role in diverting N4.745billion of the $2.1billion arms funds to Obanikoro and Fayose. He was alleged to have coordinated the transfer and disbursement of N1.219billion from the account of the special Adviser on Security Imprest Account of the Office of the National security Adviser (ONSA) under Col. Sambo Dasuki, immediate past National security Adviser (NSA) to a branch of Zenith Bank in Ekiti State. The ONSA are alleged to have wired N4.745billion through Sylvan Mcnamara Limited, owned by Obanikoro and his sons
Report has it that Mr Abiodun Agbele paid N137 million into Fayose’s account 10003126654 with Zenith Bank through Teller-0556814.
On June 26, 2014. And N50 million into the same account on August 22, 2014. He later paid a sum of N118, 760,000 into Fayose’s on august 27, 2014, of which Fayose’s Bank verification number (BVN) on the teller is 22338867502.
According to a report by the nation, Fayose moved N300million to a Fixed Deposit Account No 9013074033 with Zenith Bank at 15, Olusola Abiona Street, Olorunda Estate, Alapere Ketu. He has the same BVN-22338867502.
“After that, Abiodun deposited another N100million from the N1, 219, 490,000 into Spotless Hotel Account run by Fayose and his wife, Helen Olayemi Fayose with Account No. 1010170969, Fayose’s BVN is 223338867502 and his wife’s BVN in the account is 22298990256.
“The governor and his wife are the two directors and signatories of Spotless Hotel account.”
Mr. Abiodun Agbele was reported to have diverted N219, 490,000, N300 million and another N200 million respectively to his company (De Privateer Limited) account, with account No. 1013835889, between June 18 and June 23 2014. The BVN on the account is 22235692890.