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EFCC arrests Omisore

04 July 2016, 09:50

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has arrested the former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, Premium Times reports.

The spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, said that Omisore was arrested as part of investigation into a case of receiving and misappropriating N700 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November, 2014.

Uwujaren stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain 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.

Also read: EFCC alleges Omisore collected N1.3bn from Dasuki

According to the commission, the money was moved from the ONSA and paid into the accounts of firms linked to a former Defence Minister, Musiliu Obanikoro and his sons, before being transferred to the company linked to Omisore.

News24 reported that Omisore, who has since been declared wanted by the anti-graft agency, 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.

- News 24


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