According to This Day, Alhaja Moroofat Omolola, the wife of the former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was on Thursday morning, July 14 arrested by men of the Department of State Security (DSS) at her residence in Ikoyi. The officials of the DSS stormed Obanikoro’s residence to search the house for possible evidence that could help in their investigation of the former minister for alleged graft.
After hours of ransacking the house without laying their hands on anything, Mrs Obanikoro was picked up and is currently been detained at that the Lagos office of the DSS on CMD Road, Shangisha as at the time of filing this report. Though the Obanikoros could not be reached for comments, a close family friend who confirmed the development said the family was shocked with the arrest of Obanikoro’s wife. He said:
“We know the EFCC was on the matter and had been there at their homes some weeks ago, although without any warrant. But we cannot understand the involvement of the DSS. They were in the house earlier today and after hours of searching everywhere without laying their hands on anything they insisted the woman must come with them.”
“Here is a woman, who has been managing high blood pressure and heart-related disease for many years in their custody. What is the business of the woman in this matter and why are our security guys acting this way? This country is going down and it is sad.”
However, after she was moved to the EFCC office, the anti-graft agency released her, although the basis for her arrest in the first place was not known.