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).’’
Originally posted 2016-05-25 07:00:56.