Steve Oronsaye
Steve Oronsaye

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday fixed May 18 for hearing of the case involving former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Chief Stephen Oronsaye.
The case, which was earlier scheduled for yesterday, had to be moved forward as all the judges of the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal were attending a seminar on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
Both Oronsaye and his counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi, were in court early yesterday morning as previously scheduled until the registrar announced adjournment of all the cases billed for the day.
He, however, stated that the reasons for the adjournment were not transmitted to them until late Wednesday and as such, the parties involved in the cases could not be reached earlier.
While other cases for ruling or judgement have been fixed for yesterday, other Counsels were asked to take suitable dates. Consequently, Oronsaye was scheduled for May 18.
Oronsaye is facing trial for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government, using his position as the then Chairman, Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force.

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