Abuja - A former Deputy Governor in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, was released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he agreed to refund the over N1.3billion he allegedly received from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Premium Times reports.
Omisore was arrested in Abuja on July 3 for allegedly collecting the huge funds from Dasuki.
The former NSA is being prosecuted for allegedly misappropriating billions of dollars meant to procure arms and ammunition for the Nigerian military which has in the past five years been battling a deadly insurgency in the North-East of Nigeria.
The PDP chieftain had since his arrest battled hard to regain freedom from the custody of the EFCC.
Omisore allegedly received the funds in four tranches from Sylvan McNamara between July and August 2014, a few weeks before the Osun State governorship election which he lost according to News24
A document detailing the transaction showed that the money was paid into accounts of three companies allegedly belonging to Omisore.
A detective at the anti-graft agency explained, “On July 9, 2014, N150m was paid into the bank account of Sawanara at First Bank. On August 1, 2014, N300m was paid into Sawanara Limited.
- News 24