The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, after months of investigations.
Thesheet.ng gathered that the former Deputy Governor is being held for reasons believed to be related to allegations that he, through firms linked to him, received N1.3 billion from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
EFCC sources also disclosed that Omisore who is being quizzed at the Abuja head office of the anti-graft commission, had his Abuja residence raided by EFCC agents Sunday morning before his arrest was effected.
Mr. Dasuki is currently being prosecuted for allegedly mismanaging about $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms for the military.
The EFCC in March declared Mr. Omisore wanted for his alleged roles in the scandal. In response, Mr. Omisore, who was the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the last Osun governorship election, threatened to sue the anti-graft agency for N500 million damages for defamation.
The EFCC had on 24 May 2016 obtained a court warrant to arrest Omisore, who had failed to honour an EFCC invitation. The EFCC consequently declared Omisore wanted shortly after obtaining the court warrant.
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