The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday rearrested a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, over allegation of corruption and obtaining money by false pretense, Daily Trust learnt.

EFCC sources hinted that the former top bureaucrat who had been on administrative bail was recalled at about 4.30 pm on Tuesday. He was still being grilled by operatives of the Commission at about 8pm.

The EFCC source said: “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.”

Oronsaye who is already being prosecuted by the EFCC on 24 count charge of money laundering before a Federal High Court, Abuja is also alleged to have abused his position as Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force.

Daily Trust learnt that Oronsaye allegedly obtained a sum of N240 million 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.

Sources said already, a 2-count charge had been filed against Oronsaye at the Federal Capital Territory High Court


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