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PDP Chieftain, Iyiola Omisore Refunds N350m to EFCC

 
A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has now paid back N350million of  the N1.7billion public funds which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) traced to him.

Omisore first paid  N300million and another N50million to the EFCC  yesterday according to The Nation.

A top-level source in the EFCC confirmed the development, saying: "We hope he will pay up the balance as soon as possible.

“We are determined to retrieve all slush funds for the nation’s use,”
the source added.

About N4.685billon was transferred by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) to Sylva McNamara  Limited, a company linked to  a former Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro.

Of the sum, about  N3.880billion was allegedly given  to Governor Ayodele Fayose and Senator Omisore through cash and bank transfers by Obanikoro.

Omisore’s share was said to be about N1.7billion. The former Deputy Governor gave the list of companies which benefited from  the N1.7billion that was released by the NSA to him.

According to a report by the EFCC, some of the funds were  remitted as follows: Fimex Gilt Limited (N160m)-8/8/2014in UBA; Metropolitan Consortium (N350m)—9/7/14 in First Bank; Sawanara (N300m)—1/8/14 in First Bank and Metropolitan Consortium (N350m)-1/8/14 in First Bank.

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