EFCC probes Bukola Saraki’s aide for alleged ghost worker scam

EFCC probes Bukola Saraki’s aide for alleged ghost worker scam

- EFCC confirms petition against Saraki’s aide

- Bamikole Omishore says he will address issues contained in any petition against him when he receives it

- The national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, states that the APC has failed to fulfil any of the promises it made in 2015

An aide to the Senate president, Bamikole Omishore and his wife, Abiola Aiyegbayo-Omishore, are being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged ghost worker scam.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told the Punch that the probe on the couple was sequel to a petition against them.

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Uwujaren said: “I can confirm that the petition is before the commission and receiving necessary attention.”

In the said petition signed by Abba El-Mustapha on behalf of youths united against corruption in Nigeria, Omishore was accused of allegedly listing his wife as a grade level 12 employee of the National Assembly, though she is a nurse in the United States.

The document alleged that Omishore’s wife had been collecting salaries to the tune of N150,000 for nearly three years through her bank account with the name Abiola Aiyegbayo.

The petition read in part: “Documents made available by a whistle-blower showed that Mr. Bamikole Omishore, one of the aides to Senate President Bukola Saraki, has made millions of naira through the complex but criminal scheme.

“Further information gathered revealed that Mr. Omishore, since his appointment, has purchased prime properties in Abuja and Lagos respectively. Our search in the Abuja Geographic Information Systems revealed that since his appointment as a special adviser, Omishore has purchased prime properties in Abuja and Lagos.

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“Omishore registered his US-based wife, Abiola Omishore, on the payroll of the National Assembly, using her maiden name, Abiola Joy Aiyegbayo. Her social media accounts and even posts by her husband prove that she is not based in Nigeria.”

However, Bamikole Omishore, has stated that neither he nor his wife had received any copy of petition from EFCC or any other security agency.

He said he will address issues contained in any petition against him when he received it.

Meanwhile, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said no amount of intimidation will stop the party from defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections.

Secondus made the statement on Saturday, April 21, in Asaba, the Delta state capital at the endorsement of Governor Okowa as the sole candidate of Anioma nation for the 2019 governorship election in the state.

He said the ruling party had failed to fulfil any of the promises it made in 2015 which made Nigerians to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sun reports.

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