EFCC Finally Arrest Omisore Over Diversion Of $2.1 Billion Arms Fund

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The embattled Senator Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun State, has been arrested by the Economics and Financial Commission (EFCC), for his alleged involvement in the diversion of $2.1billion arms fund in the office of the National Security Adviser.Mr. Omisore was arrested on Sunday morning in Abuja

The Osun politician’s arrest is believed to be related to allegations that he, through firms linked to him, received N1.3 billion from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
 
Mr. Dasuki is currently being prosecuted for allegedly mismanaging about $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms for the military.
 
The EFCC in March declared Mr. Omisore wanted for his alleged roles in the scandal. In response, Mr. Omisore, who was the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the last Osun governorship election, threatened to sue the anti-graft agency for N500 million damages for defamation.

Sources in the EFCC disclosed to press that Mr. Omisore,  the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9, 2014 gubernatorial election in Osun State as at the time of filing this report, was still in the custody of the EFCC.

Omisore was arrested for allegedly receiving a sum of N1.3billion from funds pilfered from the office of the NSA to fund and rig Governor Ayodele Fayose into office in 2014 in Ekiti State.

 

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