25 May 2016
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Tuesday declared former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted in connection with a case of misappropriation of funds.
In a statement, the former Senator is reportedly wanted in connection with a case of receiving and misappropriating the sum of over N700, 000,000.00 from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November, 2014.
EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, stated that Omisore has been elusive and refused to report to the Commission after an invitation was extended to him on April 7, 2016 requesting him “to come and make clarification on the ongoing investigation”.
Rather than respond to the Commission’s investigation, Omisore had approached the Federal Capital Territory High Court for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf consequently ordered that Omisore should only be arrested through due and legal process.
Thereafter, the EFCC obtained a warrant to effect his arrest.
The EFCC under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu has promised to clamp down on corruption in the country, and to that effect is set to launch its Clean Hands Against Corruption initiative on Thursday with the aim of involving the youth in the fight against corruption.
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