efcc
efcc

efccEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday night arrested and took into custody a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Chief Steve Oronsaye, over allegation of corruption and obtaining money by false pretence.
Chief Oronsaye who is already being prosecuted by the EFCC on 24 counts 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 the sum of N240million from the Central Bank of Nigeria under 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 highly placed source in the EFCC yesterday told Nigerian pilot that the former top bureaucrat who had been on administrative bail over other financial crimes being probed by the agency, was re-arrested at about 4.30 pm yesterday.
As of the time of filling in this report, he was still being grilled by operatives of the Commission.
“What we are doing now is simply dotting the ‘I’ and crossing the ‘t’. Investigation is almost concluded and the suspect will be charged to court any time from now, ”
Efforts by our correspondent to get reaction from the Head of Media and publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren proved abortive as two of his lines were not going through.
The former civil service boss 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.


Ad:See How you can turn $500 into $10,000 Click HERE For Details.
SHARE