Saturday, 23 July 2016

EFCC Frees Omisore, to charge ex-senator for N4.7bn fraud


As evening falls yesterday,{Friday}, The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  released former senator from Osun  State, Iyiola Omisore, after  spending more than two weeks in detention.

Urban Express news Reporter gathered that he ‘’Omisore was released on bail by the commission after meeting his bail conditions.

The ex-senator, who was declared wanted by the EFCC in May, was arrested on July 3, 2016 after N1.310bn was traced to the accounts of five companies allegedly belonging to him.
Urban Express gathered that the money was said to be part of the N4.7bn allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and his two sons, Gbolahan and Babajide.

The N4.7bn was said to have emanated from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014 and then transferred to the Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara, a company in which Obanikoro’s sons are said to be signatories.
Omisore allegedly received the funds in four tranches from Sylvan McNamara between July and August 2014, a few weeks before the Osun State governorship election which he lost.

A document detailing the transaction showed that the money was paid into accounts of three companies allegedly belonging to Omisore.
Omisore had, however, denied receiving any money from the ONSA.

The ex-senator had also sued the EFCC for N10bn and prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to grant him an order of perpetual injunction restraining the “defendants (EFCC) either by themselves, their agents, officers, servants, privies or otherwise however called from making such or similar defamatory publication of and concerning the plaintiff (Omisore) to any person or persons.”

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