The Head of Treasury Operations at Diamond Bank, Olaitan Fajuyitan, has told officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he transferred one point two billion naira from the bank account of a company belonging to Gbolahan Obanikoro, a son of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Fajuyitan said this in his statement of oath at the EFCC when he was quizzed by the anti-graft agency.
The EFCC had invited the banker as part of investigations into the N4.7bn that was allegedly paid into Obanikoro’s son’s account by the Office of the National Security Adviser in June twenty-fourteen.
The account named, Sylvan McNamara, with number 0026223714, has since been frozen by the anti-graft agency.
Fajuyitan told detectives that on June sixteen, twenty-fourteen, he was given an instruction by the bank’s Head of Operations, Premier Oiwoh, to transfer one point two billion to some accounts.
However, it was learnt that the cash, which was originally released for the six beneficiaries, was handed over to Gbolahan under the pretence that the six persons could not be located.