I drove poll cash to Fayose's hotel- Bullion Van driver confesses to EFCC

As the Ekiti Governorship Campaign saga continues, a bullion van driver has now confessed to conveying the N1.219bn, which according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was delivered to the State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, in the build-up to the June 2014 Governorship election in the state, which Fayose won.
The anti-graft commission is investigating Fayose  for allegedly receiving the N1.219bn for his 2014 campaign, through the Office of the National Security Adviser; an amount said to be part of the N4.7bn allegedly diverted from the ONSA under Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
EFCC investigations had revealed that the N4.7bn was paid into a bank account of Sylvan McNamara, a company in which the sons of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, are said to be Directors.
During the build-up to the 2014 election, the N1.219bn was allegedly flown to Akure on a private plane; and Fayose allegedly received the cash through his bosom friend, Abiodun Agbele.
The bullion van driver, Mr. Olaoluwa Omotoso, reportedly drove the bullion van to the Akure airport tarmac on June 17, 2014, to transport the N1.219bn allegedly flown from Lagos by Obanikoro.
Due to the large volume of cash, Omotoso told EFCC detectives that he had to make two separate trips to the airport.
According to the bullion van driver, on the instruction of Fayose's friend, Agbele, part of the money was taken to a bank in Alagbaka, Akure, while the remaining was taken to Spotless Hotel, Ado Ekiti, which is owned by Fayose and his wife, Feyisetan.
A detective in the commission disclosed, "Omotoso explained that on June 17, 2014, he was given a directive to go to the Akure airport to convey some funds. He said he went to the airport twice to move the money. He said some of the money was taken to a bank while he, along with Agbele, moved the remaining cash to Spotless Hotel, Ado Ekiti.
"He said the money was moved in three vehicles, including one bullion van and two Toyota Hilux vans. The two Toyota Hilux vans had some soldiers inside for security while Agbele was with him in the Hilux van.
"He said he did not know exactly how much was conveyed. He explained that Agbele held the keys to the vault in the bullion van. On getting to Spotless Hotel at night, they off-loaded the cash and Agbele entered the vehicle to search and ensure that no money was left behind. Agbele then returned the keys and Omotoso drove off."

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