Wednesday, 25 May 2016

EFCC declares Omisore wanted over Arms Deal




The Former Deputy Gov­ernor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omi­sore, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly collecting N700 million from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

The commission said on Tuesday that it de­clared Omisore wanted because he failed to ex­plain why he got the money from Dasuki.

In a statement EFCC issued yesterday, the EFCC said that Omisore had been evading its in­vitation to appear before its operatives for inter­rogation in connection with the N700 million he received from Dasuki.

The Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who issued the statement, said that the commission had no other option than to de­clare Omisire wanted to account for the misused fund.
Meanwhile, at the re­sumed trial of the former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh on Tuesday, the fourth Prosecution Witness, PW4, Mustapha Yerima, told Justice Okon E Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja how he was paid N108 mil­lion through Badeh’s company, Vetivo Nigeria Limited.

Yerima’s testimony stated that the process of the payment came through a third party.
According to him, “The payment that came through a third party is as a result of the meeting between myself, Air Co­modore Yushau (a retired Air Commodore and for­mer Director of Finance and Account) and Badeh.

“This was prior to my meeting with Air Com­modore Yushau and Barrister Timothy Muje. At the meeting, Yushau introduced Timothy to me as the Lawyer to Air Chief Marshall Badeh since he (Yushau) was retiring. He said I should transfer all the necessary documents to the lawyer (Timothy).’’
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