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Reasons Behind Omisore’s Arrest – EFCC

Mr. Iyiola Omisore, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State, was arrested for his alleged role in the #Dasukigate, says EFCC.

Mr. Iyiola Omisore

Making this known, the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, explained that Omisore  was arrested as part of an investigation into a case of receiving and misappropriating N700 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November 2014.

Sambo Dasuki, who was the National Security Adviser during the period, is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly spearheading the $2.1 billion scandals popularly referred to as #Dasukigate.

Mr. Omisore was arrested on Sunday morning in Abuja, a family source said.

The EFCC spokesperson said the commission secured a court warrant for Mr. Omisore’s arrest.

The EFCC in March declared Mr. Omisore wanted for his alleged roles in the scandal. In response, Mr. Omisore, who was the PDP candidate in the last Osun governorship election, threatened to sue the anti-graft agency for N500 million damages for defamation.

Mr. Omisore’s arrest occurs weeks after the EFCC froze the Zenith Bank account of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti. Mr. Fayose was the PDP candidate in Ekiti at the time Mr. Omisore was the party’s candidate in Osun. While Mr. Fayose won his election and is the current governor, his Osun counterpart lost his. Both men are believed to have benefited from the #Dasukigate during the time of their elections; an allegation they’ve both denied.

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