EFCC Uncovers A Document On Budget Padding Worth N60billion In Iyiola Omisore’s Home
A source, who spoke in confidence, said when detectives went to search the Abuja home of the ex-deputy governor, they stumbled on the “budget padding” document in his bedroom.
The source said a sober Omisore joined issues with the EFCC operatives, asking why they were interested in the document.
“Immediately we picked the document, Omisore was a bit concerned. He asked our operatives to limit their investigation to only the N1.310billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) but we insisted that we are interested in the document.
“It contained a list of budget padding of about N60billion and how it was spread for some Senators and members of the House of Representatives from 2007 and 2011.
“A crack team is already looking into the details of the padding of the budget and the affected Senators and Representatives.
“Certainly, as a former chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, we expect him to speak on the document.
“The fact that Omisore proved difficult before we arrested him has actually paid off for EFCC. His stubbornness has assisted in opening new investigation frontiers. If he had honoured our invitation as a gentleman, we might not have been able to get these new areas of investigation.”