Oronsaye Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

 Oronsaye Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

Oronsaye1A former Head of Service in Nigeria has pleaded not guilty to a two count-charge of fraud and criminal conversation of 900 million Naira.
Mr Steve Oronsaye is alleged to have committed the crime while he held sway as 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 Mr Orasanye, however, rejected the application and asked the court to commence with the trial immediately.
The counsel to the EFCC then asked for a stand-down of the case to give the Commission time to prepare and return back to court.
The case is expected to begin in the next one hour.
The EFCC, on March 8, invited the former Head of Service for questioning over allegations of corruption and obtaining money by false pretence.
Mr 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.
Mr Oronsaye, who was charged along with two others, was asked to deposit his travel documents with the court to fully secure his bail.


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