Tuesday, 24 May 2016
EFCC declares Iyiola Omisore wanted
The EFCC, on 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 [N700m] from the Office of the National Security Adviser [NSA], 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 FCT 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 has now obtained a warrant to effect the arrest of the politician, who was part of the Ekiti rigging tape. He was also alleged to have plotted to use same tactics to rig the Osun election but failed.