Court Turns Down Omisore Bail Application


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the application for bail filed by a former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, for lack of competence.

Omisore had filed an application for bail, through his lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN) after he was arrested by the EFCC over an alleged N60bn fraud, claiming his fundamental human rights were trampled upon by the anti-graft body.

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Omisore was arrested by the EFCC on July 3 in Abuja and is being prosecuted for  N1.3 billion he allegedly got from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The anti-graft agency said its investigations showed that the former Senator received N1.3 billion from funds pilfered from the office of the National Security Adviser to fund the campaign of Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose, into office in 2014.

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Earlier this week, EFCC had said during a raid of the former deputy governor’s house in Abuja, it discovered  a document showing how N60 billion was voted for extraneous overhead expenses for some senators and members of the House of Representatives in the 6th Assembly.

A source of the anti-graft agency said they were ready to get to the root of the matter, as it has already written to the management of the National Assembly to explain why it paid N2.5 billion to Omisore when he was a serving senator.

And in responding, the management said Omisore was not awarded any contract or engaged for any service to have warranted such a payment.

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In a follow-up letter, the anti-graft agency mandated the management to be more “forthcoming on what the N2.5 billion was meant for to have earned remittance into the account of the ex-deputy governor”, adding that it has up till the end of this week to clarify the “purpose of such a huge payment” to an individual.