DASUKIGATE: OMISORE TO REMAIN IN DETENTION

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Former Osun State deputy Governor, Iyiola Omisore’s quest for freedom failed yesterday as a High Court in Abuja dismissed his bail application. Omisore was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on July 3 for allegedly receiving about N1.3 billion from the Office the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, in 2014 with no evidence of projects executed.

He had applied to the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), alleging unjust detention and breaches of his fundamental rights, and sought to be admitted to bail. In a ruling yesterday, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi faulted Omisore’s rationale for filing the application.

The judge said Omisore’s prayers could not be granted because he filed the application while the order of the court empowering the EFCC to remand him was still subsisting.

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