Steve Oronsaye
Steve Oronsaye

A 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.

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Having taken his plea on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asked for a later date to commence the trial.

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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.

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The case is expected to begin in the next one hour, Channelstv reports.

Details later…


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  • vic

    AS A MATTER OF ROUTINE IN NIGERIA, ALL THIEVES AND TREASURY LOOTERS PLEAD “NOT GUILTY” IN THE FIRST INSTANCE. FOR THIS PARTICULAR OLD MAN, I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM, TELLING A LIE AT THIS OLD AGE.

    HABA, WHEN IS THIS OLD BOY GOING TO LEARN THE VIRTUES OF TELLING THE TRUTH??