Abuja - Former Head of Service (HoS) to the
Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, has reappeared Federal High Court, Abuja on an
amended 35-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false
In the amended charge, Oronsaye is charged along with
Osarenkhoe Afe, Fedrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, Cluster Logistic
Limitd, Kangolo Dynamic Cleaning Limited and Drew Investment & Construction
The Economic and Financial crimes Commission alleges the
suspects, in 2010 in Abuja, collaborated in disguising N161,47 million derived
from an illegal act to wit: conducting procurement fraud by means of fraudulent
and corrupt act on the contract extension of biometric enrolment purportedly
awarded to Innovative Solutions Limited by HoS Office without following due
Also read: Oronsaye pleads not guilty to fraud charges
It is alleged a similar crime was committed at a different
time that year, to the tune of N131 million.
Oronsaye and Afe, who is the managing director of Fredrick
Hamilton Global Services Limited, were present in court. However, the other
defendants were absent.
The pair pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
The prosecution had
22 witnesses it intended to present in court. Their whereabouts could not be
The defence counsels expressed readiness for the
commencement of the trial.
- CAJ News