The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Sunday arrested Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun State.
Hours after online media, Sahara Reporters, broke the news of Mr. Omisore’s arrest, a family friend of the politician confirmed it to PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr. Omisore, a former senator, was arrested on Sunday morning in Abuja, the source said.
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.
He was said to have been arrested in his Abuja home around 9;00am.yesterday.
The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, did not return PREMIUM TIMES’ calls and text messages seeking an update on the arrest. The PDP spokesperson in Osun, Diran Odeyemi, was yet to reply an e-mail sent to him at the time of publishing.
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