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Dasukigate: EFCC Declares Omisore Wanted


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, wanted in connection with the $2.1 billion arms deal.

According to a statement on the Commission’s Facebook page, Omisore, who is also a former senator, was invited to explain the circumstances surrounding the sum of N700,000,000 he allegedly received from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, a retired Colonel, between June and November, 2014.

Rather than honour the invitation, the anti-graft agency said, Omisore filled a fundamental human rights suit at the Federal High Court to prevent the EFCC from arresting him.

“Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf consequently ordered that Omisore should only be arrested through a due and legal process,” the Commission said, adding that it had consequently obtained an arrest warrant.