Former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The erstwhile gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was picked up earlier this morning in Abuja and has since been in the custodys of the anti-graft agencies facing interrogation for his role in the Ekiti election funding fraud that brought Ayodele Fayose into office.
EFCC sources disclosed to Daily Trust that Omisore is being quizzed at the Abuja head office of the anti-graft commission to explain allegations of financial crimes leveled against him.
It was also learnt that the Abuja resident of the former Deputy Governor was raided by EFCC agents Sunday morning before his arrest was effected.
The EFCC had around 24th 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.
The spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren had stated that Omisore was wanted in connection with a case of receiving and misappropriating the sum of over N700 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November, 2014.
He stated that Omisore was being 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, Uwujaren stated.
However Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf consequently ordered that Omisore should only be arrested through a due and legal process, Uwujaren said.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the Senator received over N1.3billion from funds pilfered from the office of the National Security Adviser to fund and rig Governor Ayodele Fayose into office in 2014.