EFCC Detains Omisore over N700 Million Arms Fraud
Former Deputy Governor of Osun state and PDP gubernatorial Candidate in the state Iyiola Omisore, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission. Omisore who has been declared wanted by the anti-graft agency few weeks ago was arrested in connection to alleged role in the arms deal scandal during the previous regime of Goodluck Jonathan. Omisore was arrested on Sunday morning in Abuja
The spokesperson of EFCC Wilson Uwujaren, said that 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. 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
The EFCC spokesperson said the commission secured a court warrant for Omisore’s arrest.
The EFCC in March declared Omisore wanted for his alleged roles in the scandal. In response, Mr. Omisore, who was the PDP candidate in the last Osun governorship election, threatened to sue the anti-graft agency for N500 million damages for defamation.
Omisore’s arrest occurs weeks after the EFCC froze the Zenith Bank account of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti. Mr. Fayose was the PDP candidate in Ekiti at the time Mr. Omisore was the party’s candidate in Osun. While Mr. Fayose won his election and is the current governor, his Osun counterpart lost his. Both men are believed to have benefitted from the Dasukigate during the time of their elections.