Abuja - Former Head of Service Steve Oronsaye has pleaded not guilty to a two count-charge of fraud and criminal conversation of 900 million Naira.
Oronsaye is alleged to have committed the crime while he was Chairman of Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force.
Having taken his plea on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asked for a later date to commence the trial.
The counsel to Orasanye, however, rejected the application and asked the court to commence with the trial immediately.
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The EFCC, on March 8, invited the former Head of Service for questioning over allegations of corruption and obtaining money by false pretence.
Oronsaye was called in from his Abuja residence almost eight months after a Federal High Court ordered his release.
He was granted bail on self-recognition by a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital in July 2015.
- News 24