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Oronsaye re-arraigned for alleged fraud spate

18 May 2016, 21:35

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 pretence.

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 Company Limited.

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 process.

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 ascertained.

The defence counsels expressed readiness for the commencement of the trial. 




- CAJ News

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