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EFCC arraigns Former Head of Service Orosanye

15 March 2016, 13:17Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is scheduled to arraign Stephen Oronsaye, a former Head of the Civil Service at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on fresh two counts of corruption and obtaining by false pretence.

The fresh charge followed the completion of investigation by the anti- graft agency on evidence that the former top bureaucrat allegedly abused his position as chair of the Presidential Committee on the Financial Action Task Force to fraudulently obtain a total sum of N190 million, being part of the N240 million grant which the committee received from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The grant, investigations revealed, was allegedly paid into a bank account operated by Oronsaye without the knowledge of other committee members and he proceeded to invest the funds for personal gains.

Also read: Fani-Kayode, Falae named in alleged N3.1 bn fraud

The new charge is different in all material particular from the existing charge for which Oronsaye,  Osarenkhoe Afe, and their accomplices are being prosecuted before the Federal High court, Abuja on 35- count of fraud and money laundering involving N2 billion.

In this charge, Oronsaye and his co-accused, are alleged to have been complicit in several contract awards during his tenure as HoS, using two companies, Frederick Hamilton Global Services Limited, and Xangee Technologies Limited, for alleged shady biometrics enrollment deals to the tune of N2 billion.

The offences were allegedly committed between 2013 and 2015. 

- CAJ News

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