Pulse.ng logo
Go

Iyiola Omisore Senator demands N500m as damages from EFCC

Omisore’s lawyer. Chief Chris Uche (SAN) also accused the anti-graft agency of resorting to cheap blackmail and character assassination.

  • Published:
Omisore play

Iyiola Omisore

(Vanguard)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Senator Iyiola Omisore has written a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) demanding for N500m as damages.

The EFCC issued a statement on their Facebook page, declaring Omisore wanted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Omisore’s lawyer. Chief Chris Uche (SAN) also accused the anti-graft agency of resorting to cheap blackmail and character assassination.

The Senator’s letter which was obtained from Punch reads: “We are informed that the publication is not just malicious but falsehood in all respect.

“Our client has not refused to make himself available to the commission but rather has proceeded to the court to seek protection of the court when he perceived that the invitation was a deliberate ploy to unlawfully arrest and detain him.

“Consequently, we have our client’s instruction to request for a retraction of the offensive publication along with the payment of N500m damages occasioned by the publication to our client within seven days of this letter.

“Please take notice that if our client’s demands are not met within seven days as requested, we shall be constrained to institute a civil proceedings against your commission and its Head, Media and Publicity for aggravated damages which certainly shall not be limited to N500m.”

Iyiola Omisore was accused of allegedly collecting N700m as payment for a contract from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

See Pulse Photo-News gallery below.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.