EFCC freezes ‘5 accounts’ linked to Omisore, Obanikoro’s sons

Five bank accounts linked to former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and the two sons of immediate past Minister of State of Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, have been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Punch reports.

The accounts were frozen by the anti-graft agency as part of investigation into the N4.7 billion allegedly diverted from the the Office of the National Security Adviser.

The accounts said to have been frozen by the EFCC include the Sylvan McNamara (number 0026223714 with Diamond Bank); Sawanara Limited with First Bank; Fimex Gilt Limited with the United Bank for Africa; and Metropolitan Consortium with First Bank.

Speaking on the issue, a detective with the EFCC told the Punch that, “On July 9, 2014, N150m was paid into the account of Sawanara with First Bank. On August 1, 2014, N300m was paid to Sawanara Limited.”

“On August 8, 2014, about N160m was paid into the account of Fimex Gilt Limited domiciled with UBA. On the day of the election, August 9, 2014, N350m was paid into the First Bank account of Metropolitan Consortium. All the accounts were linked to Omisore ahead of the August 2014 governorship election in Osun State.”

Senator Omisore has been declared wanted for his role in the said fraud. He has also filed a suit against the EFCC.

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