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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a former Head of Service of the Federal Government, Mr. Stephen Oronsaye, for fraud and money laundering charges.

Oronsaye and other accused persons, as well as a firm, pleaded not guilt to the 24 counts when they were brought before Justice Gabriel Kolawole, on Monday.

The prosecution‎ accused them of committing the procurement fraud in 2010 under the pretext of using the various sums of money, illegally withdrawn from the Federal Government’s account, for “biometric data capturing project.”

The offences, allegedly committed while Oronsaye was Head of Service of the Federal Government, were said to be contrary to provisions of section 14(1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and section 1(1) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and other related offences Act.

The proceedings are ongoing…



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