• Ex-minister ordered soldiers to break airport security gate
for bullion van
•$25,000 paid for the two flights to Akure
•Money withdrawn from bank but no records of transaction
Fresh insights into how a former Minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro allegedly loaded a chartered aircraft with N1,299, 490bn for transfer to Governor Ayodele Fayose through an associate, Abiodun Agbele has been revealed.
The cash was transferred through HS125-800 5N-BMT belonging to Gyro Air Limited. The first flight was filled with N724.5million cash to the extent that there was no seat for any crew member or the ex-Minister.
It was during the second flight with N494.990m that Obanikoro, his Aide-de-Camp, Lieutenant Colonel A.O Adewale, and crew member joined the trip to Akure Airport.