Tuesday, 5 July 2016

EFCC measures proof against Omisore

With the former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, in its custody, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, began considering whether the evidence at its disposal was strong enough to sustain prosecution of the former senator.
An EFCC top source said: “We cannot say when he will be charged to court, but he is with us and is yet to open up.”

*Omisore
*Omisore

The commission is examining the evidence before it to determine whether they are strong enough to warrant the trial of the former senator or to let him go.
It will conclude the scrutiny of the evidence against him before the expiration of the arrest warrant granted EFCC by the court.
However, the suspect was said to be in pensive mood and yet to open up on what really transpired between him and the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, who is also facing multiple fraud charges.
He has all along denied any wrongdoing and threatened to sue the anti-graft agency for dragging his name in the mud.
Although EFCC had earlier declared Omisore wanted in connection with the receipt of N1.3 billion from Dasuki, the agency said last night that it was too early to say if he would be charged this week.
Omisore’s name is said to have featured prominently on a list of 241 contractors, who got contracts from the office of the NSA in 2014 but did not do any appreciable job to justify the huge sums collected.
It was learned, however, that the commission was merely shopping for time to move the top Osun politician to the court to answer for alleged misdeed, having earlier frozen the accounts of another top politician, Musiliu Obani-koro, and his two sons, all said to have cumulatively received N4.7 billion from the office of the NSA for undisclosed reasons.

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