Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned ruling on the bail application filed by a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore for today.
Omisore has been in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, custody since July 3, 2016.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi adjourned ruling after listening to the both Omisore and the EFCC counsels.
Counsel to the accused, Omisore, Chris Uche, prayed the court to vary the conditions of administrative bail granted to his client by the EFCC or in the alternative grant him a fresh bail pending when the anti-graft agency is ready to charge him to court.
However, counsel to the EFCC, Takon Ndifom, argued that the court should dismiss the application for lack of merit, because Omisore was lawfully arrested and detained with a court order.
He added that the anti-graft agency was still investigating suspicious transfers from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, and the National Assembly.
Meanwhile, EFCC yesterday justified its continued detention of Omisore.
The EFCC gave details of its findings as regard how state’s funds were allegedly transferred to Omisore from the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA.
It said its investigation of Omisore’s alleged involvement in the diversion of state’s funds through the ONSA was still on-going and that it would need to hold on to the ex-Deputy Governor to prevent him from absconding.
An EFCC’s investigator, Kassim Yusuf, said these in a counter-affidavit the commission filed against an application for bail filed by Omisore before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Yusuf, who stated that Omisore’s arrest and detention were backed by court orders, said the commission was
planning to invite a number of the ex-Deputy Governor’s associates, who he named during interrogation.
He said the EFCC is ” investigating cases of alleged payments made by the office of immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) to individuals and companies, with nothing to show for it.

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  • tyson

    The grounds on which General Buhari is being promoted as the alternative choice are not only shaky, but pitifully naive. History matters. Records are not kept simply to assist the weakness of memory but to operate as guides to the future.

    Prof. Wole Soyinka

    Those with “calcified memory” who are turning History on its head by revising it and painting a villain like Buhari in glowing terms are destroying the future of Nigeria and its peoples. They are essentially saying that it does not matter how crooked and criminally tendentious you are in your trajectory and as it relates to the forgery of your school certificate, you could still be rewarded with a leadership position. It means an Ibrahim Babangida, if young and healthy enough, able to buy the press and engineer an effective propaganda to spread falsehood against the incumbent president, could come back and rule Nigeria tomorrow. It means that a Sanni Abacha, if he was alive and well, and able to do the same, as we saw in the clean bill of health that Buhari handed down to him, he could come back and rule Nigeria. It means that all the things we teach our children –converning forgery of certificates-corruption and the difference between evil and good – means nothing to Buhari and drug dealers like Tinubu. It then portends that very soon, we will be grabbing armed robbers and assassins from the streets to rule us–what a nation