#DasukiGate: EFCC Arrests Omisore



Former Osun State deputy governor and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Iyiola Omisore was on Sunday morning, arrested in Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had declared the politician wanted in May, in connection with a case of receiving and misappropriating the sum of over N700 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November, 2014 to which the politician responded with a lawsuit asking the commission to pay him N500 million as damages for declaring him “wanted” and alleging that he failed to honour its invitation. Read here if you missed.

Premium Times reports that spokesperson of the anti-graft agency Wilson Uwujaren, said 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.

He said the commission secured a court warrant for Mr. Omisore’s arrest.

Sambo Dasuki, who was the National Security Adviser during the period, is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly spearheading the $2.1 billion scandal popularly referred to as #Dasukigate.

Meanwhile, according to Sahara Reporters, the former Osun gubernatorial candidate who is currently in EFCC custody is facing interrogation for his role in election funding fraud.

Omisore reportedly received over N1.3billion from funds pilfered from the office of the National Security Adviser to fund and rig Ekiti’s Governor Ayodele Fayose into office in 2014.

Recall Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose’s Zenith bank account had been frozen last month n connection with over N1.3billion he took in 2014 from Sambo Dasuki, to prosecute his re-election as governor. Read more here.

While Fayose won the gubernatorial election in his state, Omisore lost out in Osun. Both politicians are believed to have benefited from Dasuki’s$2.1 billion scandal.


Written by Olufunke Edidi 



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