The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, declared a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted, in connection with alleged N700 million paid to a company in which he has interest by the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA).
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the anti-graft commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said: “The EFCC today 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 (ONSA) 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”.
“Instead of responding to the Commission’s investigation Omisore 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,” the EFCC said.
As part of the N700 million probe, the EFCC had invited Omisore for interrogation in connection with a N442, 600,000 security contract which was awarded to a firm linked to him by the ex-NSA.
The gubernatorial aspirant in Osun State was a director of the company as at the time of the award of the contract and a payment of N370 million out of the project sum was effected, part of which was allegedly paid into the account of the ex-deputy governor.