Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday evening rearrested a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, for alleged corruption and obtaining money by false pretence.
The rearrest came about eight months after a federal court in Abuja ordered him released from detention after he was docked for alleged N6.2billion fraud.
The EFCC said the retired bureaucrat was picked up from his Abuja residence at about 4.30 pm Wednesday concerning a different case.
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Oronsaye who is already being prosecuted by the EFCC on 24-count charge of money laundering before a Federal High Court, Abuja, is alleged to have abused his position as Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force and obtained a sum of N240million from the Central Bank of Nigeria in the guise of assistance to the Committee without the knowledge of other committee members and proceeded to convert the said sum to his personal use.
A source in the agency said a fresh two-count charge had been filed against Oronsaye at the Federal Capital Territory High Court.
Source: Premium Times
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