A former Osun State Deputy Governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has cried out over the stringent bail conditions given him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Commission had on Sunday arrested Omisore at his Maitama residence in Abuja in connection with investigations on questionable payments he received from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under Sambo Dasuki.
A statement by the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun, Diran Odeyemi on Monday, said the EFCC “after several hours of interrogation, asked him (Omisore) to produce two serving directors as sureties in any of the Federal ministries or agencies with landed property in millionaires’ quarters of Maitama or Asokoro area of Abuja”.
According to Mr. Odeyemi, the sureties must submit the original Certificate of Occupancy of their landed properties.
He added: “We know too well of a standing instructions to serving civil servants not to stand as sureties in any matter and wonder why EFCC is giving a condition they have already blocked.
“We will approach the court to seek Omisore’s release and wonder why EFCC has turned itself to an agent of persecution instead of prosecution”, Odeyemi said.