Halliburton scam: Police arrest ex-Obasanjo’s aide, Bodunde Adeyanju

The Police Tuesday, arrested Mr. Bodunde Adeyanju, Special Assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Domestic Affairs who has been at large despite several invitations by the federal government panel on the Halliburton scam to report to force headquarters.

Vanguard gathered that Bodunde, who is one of the five persons shortlisted by the panel, is to be arraigned on charges over the $180million scam, will be arraigned at the federal high court, Abuja tomorrow (Wednesday) by 9 am on six count charges.

It would be recalled that the office of the Attorney-General of the federation recently filed charges against those it said are to appear in court in connection with the scam.

Among these persons are a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal A. D. Bello, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu, a former federal permanent secretary, Alhaji Gidado Bakare. Bakare was discovered to have used two companies; Intercellular of which he is the Chairman and SHERWOOD Properties in the collection and disbursements of the bribery money.

Already, Construction giants, Julius Berger has entered into plea bargain with the federal government by paying $24million dollars.

Recall that Bodunde Adeyanju confessed to collecting the sum of $6million which was given to a former minister of state for Defence for onward transmission to a political party.

Vanguard gathered however that while Bodunde, former Special Assistant agreed to collecting $6million from Julius Berger, he told the panel that it had nothing to do with his former boss.