EFCC ar­rests ex-Osun deputy gov Omisore

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum (Abuja) & Ab­dul-Hameed Oyeg­bade (Osogbo)

The Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) has arrested a for­mer deputy gover­nor of Osun State, Se­na­tor Iyi­ola Omisore, gath­ered yes­ter­day.

Daily Trust

EFCC sources told our re­porter that Omisore was being quizzed at the Abuja head of­fice of the com­mis­sion over al­le­ga­tions of financial crimes.

It was learnt that the Abuja res­i­dence of the for­mer deputy gover­nor was raided by EFCC op­er­a­tives early yes­ter­day be­fore the ar­rest.

The EFCC had on May 24 ob­tained a court war­rant to ar­rest Omisore, who had failed to hon­our an in­vi­ta­tion. The agency con­se­quently de­clared him wanted shortly af­ter ob­tain­ing the war­rant.

The EFCC spokesman, Wil­son Uwu­jaren, said Omisore was wanted in con­nec­tion with the re­ceipt and mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of over N700m from the Of­fice of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser be­tween June and Novem­ber 2014.

He said Omisore re­fused to re­port to the com­mis­sion af­ter an in­vi­ta­tion on April 7 to clar­ify is­sues.

In­stead of re­spond­ing, he ap­proached the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory High Court for the en­force­ment of his fun­da­men­tal hu­man rights, Uwu­jaren stated. How­ever, Jus­tice Hus­seini Baba Yusuf con­se­quently or­dered that Omisore should only be arrested through a due and le­gal process, Uwu­jaren added.

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