A star witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Alade Oluseye Sunday, Thursday, narrated before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how he helped an ally to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, to move about N1.2billion, prior to the 2015 general election.
Sunday, who is the Branch head of Zenith Bank in Akure, said the fund which was moved in two tranches, was stuffed inside Ghana-must-go bags. The witness said he was among the team that evacuated the money to the bank with a bullion van after it was flown to the Akure airport in a medium sized aircraft by Senator Musliu Obanikoro.
He said: “The driver that drove the bullion van on that cash pick-up engagement was Olaolu Omotosho.
I do not know the registration number of the aircraft but the colour is metallic grey.
“I was able to recognise Senator Musliu Obanikoro since the appearance resemble his picture that I used to see on the television or newspaper, but I cannot recognise the third person that came out of the aircraft with him.
“The cash was packed inside several sacks popularly referred to as Ghana-must-go sack.
The aircraft that brought the second tranche of the cash was of a smaller size when compared with the aircraft that brought the first tranche.
The sacks were many and as such I cannot remember the number”. The bank official, who is the first prosecution witness, PW-1, was led in evidence by EFCC lawyer, Mr. Wahab Shittu.