Omisore Replies EFCC

Iyiola Omisore
Iyiola Omisore

Former Deputy Governor of Osun state and former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Iyiola Omisore, said that the decision by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to declare him wanted was baseless because he and his lawyer were in court with the EFCC on Tuesday, May 24, asking for extension of time in the preliminary objection to a suit filed against him.

The former senator was on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 declared wanted by the EFCC for receiving over N700, 000,000.00 from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November, 2014.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Omisore said: “I read the statement issued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) purportedly declaring me wanted. That statement, if indeed it was issued by the EFCC, is the height of mischief and a deliberate attempt to assassinate my character.”

He denied knowledge of any issue relating to any N700 million contract, adding that the company, Firmex Gill, which the EFCC joined in the case had cleared him of any involvement with the contract and had even sued the office of the National Security Adviser for its inability to pay the balance of the contract.

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