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N700 m fraud: EFCC declares Omisore wanted


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has today, May 24, 2016 declared a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted.

The EFCC made the declaration on its official Facebook page.

The commission said Omisore allegedly received N700m from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) The agency said Omisore had been evading arrest for several months and it thus had no choice but to declare him wanted.

The statement read, “The EFCC, today,  May 24,2016, declared a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted.

“The former senator is wanted in connection with a case of receiving and misappropriating the sum of over N700, 000,000.00 from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November, 2014.

“Omisore has been elusive and refused to report to the Commission after invitation was extended to him on April 7, 2016 requesting him “to come and make clarification on the ongoing investigation.”

The EFCC explained that instead of responding to the Commission’s investigation, Omosore had approached the Federal Capital Territory High Court for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.

It added, “Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf consequently ordered that Omisore should only be arrested through a due and legal process. The EFCC thereafter obtained a warrant to effect the arrest of the politician.”

-DanielFayemi for


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