‘Leave My Wife Alone, She Has History Of High Blood Pressure’ – Obanikoro Tells EFCC, DSS


Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator
Musiliu Obanikoro, has condemned the actions of
the Department of State Security Service and its
different narratives regarding the arrest of his wife,
Alhaja Moroophat.

On Thursday, Alhaja Moroophat was picked up by
officials of the DSS, as different reasons for the
arrest appeared in different media outlets.
But in a statement signed by Obanikoro’s media
aide, Mr. Jonathan Eze, the former minister urged
that his wife should not be maligned or politically
hunted as she has heart related diseases that can
be triggered.
The statement read: “We are saddened by the fact
that the media was awash with false and
conflicting information about the invitation of
Senator Obanikoro’s wife.
“Ordinarily, we considered ignoring these
concocted lies but for the sake of the discerning
and right thinking public, hence the need to
straighten matters.
“First, Alhaja Moroophat has always been in the
country managing her businesses as against the
lies that she sneaked in last week from the United

“Second, No documents were found in her
possession and the lies that she was arrested
while trying to evacuate documents were a
fabrication and can only survive in their warped
and distorted minds.
“It should also be noted that the officials only
came to invite her for questioning and as against
the phrase that she was whisked away; her driver
actually drove her in her own car to the office of
the DSS.
“Third, it was shamefully reported that the DSS
were involved because there were so many armed
policemen guiding her. This is another fabricated
lie. The Obanikoros stopped enjoying police
protection from the day he left office as minister
and as a woman, who is above board in all her
dealings, she does not need one.
“Finally, we are using this medium to call on the
officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) to desist from persecuting an
innocent woman, who has no dealings at all with
either Sylva McNamara or MOB integrated that
they are investigating.
“For emphasis, the innocent woman has a history
of High Blood Pressure and heart related ailments
and as such, should not be dragged into their
biased and politicised investigations.
“We have absolute confidence in the judiciary and
we hope to get justice in the course with the
proviso that they obey the rule of law and avoid
arbitrariness that we are seeing on daily basis.”


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