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EFCC Narrates How Iyiola Omisore Was Arrested


Former Osun State deputy governor Iyiola Omisore was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a result of his link to the Dasuki Gate.

According to the Herald, the anti graft agency, EFCC officials had to climb the balcony to catch Omisore who was holed up in his room along with $21,000 and about N1million cash.

Sensitive documents relating to transfer of funds to slush companies by ONSA, the National Assembly and some companies were also allegedly recovered from Omisore.


Omisore was said to declare, “I will not follow you; only my corpse will follow you.”

According to reports, an EFCC source explained how Omisore was arrested saying, “We had intelligence report that Omisore was at his 1, Kainji Crescent in Maitama, Abuja. We set out at 6am to invite him but when we got there; we were told he was not in town.

“We went into the compound and gained access to the house. We started searching the rooms one by one. At a point, we discovered that the master’s bedroom was locked. We asked them to open it but they said, they had no key to it. Having been aware of our presence, Omisore had firmly locked up himself to evade arrest.

“We surrounded the place with armed policemen and entered the master bedroom through the balcony. When we met him, we showed him a court warrant of arrest and a search warrant fully endorsed by a competent court.

“We searched his room afterwards and we discovered documents linking him to those companies used for laundering of money from ONSA , National Assembly and some firms which they forced to part with cash to fund political campaign.

“Some of the documents on landed properties which he bought with these slush funds.
“When we finished the search, we showed him the warrant of arrest but he retired into a mild drama that he would not go to the EFCC office.

“Omisore, who knew the game was up said: ‘I will not follow you, only my corpse will follow you.’ The suspense continued until his lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, asked him to go to EFCC headquarters.

“After then, we took him to the office and obtained a statement from him. During interrogation, he admitted that he is a director of some of the companies linked to him . ONSA, National Assembly and some firms that paid huge funds into the accounts of these companies .”

Conditions for Omisore’s bail have been set and all that’s left is for him to meet them.

Also on check by the EFCC are Governor Ayodele Fayose and former minister of defence, Musiliu Obanikoro

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