THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared Senator Iyiola Omisore, former Deputy Governor of Osun State, wanted. The EFCC in its official Facebook page on Tuesday, May 24, said Omisore allegedly received N700 million from Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser.
The anti-graft 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. “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.”
— May 24, 2016 @ 18:45 GMT