The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Daily Trust gathered yesterday.
EFCC sources told our reporter that Omisore was being quizzed at the Abuja head office of the commission over allegations of financial crimes.
It was learnt that the Abuja residence of the former deputy governor was raided by EFCC operatives early yesterday before the arrest.
The EFCC had on May 24 obtained a court warrant to arrest Omisore, who had failed to honour an invitation. The agency consequently declared him wanted shortly after obtaining the warrant.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said Omisore was wanted in connection with the receipt and misappropriation of over N700m from the Office of the National Security Adviser between June and November 2014.
He said Omisore refused to report to the commission after an invitation on April 7 to clarify issues.
Instead of responding, he approached the Federal Capital Territory High Court for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights, Uwujaren stated. However, Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf consequently ordered that Omisore should only be arrested through a due and legal process, Uwujaren added.