OrderPaperToday – Former Minister of State, Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro has debunked claims that he has run to the United States of America to evade questioning over his alleged role in the purported sharing of funds meant for arms purchase by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.
Mr. Obanikoro however clarified that he is in the US in pursuit of further education and that he has no property outside Nigeria as alleged in a publication by online medium, Saharareporters.
“My aspirations now therefore are to seek further education as I am doing in pursuit of a degree in History at the Oglethorpe University based in Georgia USA and to Mentor the next generation of leaders in Nigeria,” he said.
In a post on his Facebook page, the former senator said he has instituted legal action against the Saharareporters and its publisher in a New York Supreme Court and that the current publication is further evidence of his case against the outlet and its owners.
“Dragging my children into your deliberate campaign and onslaught against my person, however will not be ignored and I demand you cease and refrain from this practice and limit your scope to me only.,” Obanikoro said, adding that “for the record, I have been in public service since 1992, and I have never owned or currently own a home anywhere in the world outside Nigeria, however I am proud of my son and his family who are private citizens for their accomplishment as they have the right to do so.”
“While I remain open to answering any question on my conduct as a public servant in any administration at state and federal levels in Nigeria, I urge responsible practitioners of Journalism to refrain from helping hack journalists bring their profession into disrepute with baseless rumours and the blind crusade of an already biased and bought media platform.”