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Court adjourns Oronsaye’s case till November 15


An FCT High Court will continue the case of alleged diversion of N190 million against former Head of Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye on Nov 15.

Oronsaye, who chaired the Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force, was arraigned on two-count of criminal breach of trust.

Justice Olasunbo Goodluck adjourned the case on Thursday following an application from Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), counsel to Oronsaye, to enable him take care of himself.

Agabi had cross-examined, Hamma-Adama Bello, an EFCC officer and a member of the team that investigated the matter.

Bello told the court that the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), EFCC and the police were also represented in the team and they took notes.

The prosecution witness said that the suspicions of the members were justifiable.

He further said that there was no government account that was operated by a single person and that all funds remitted to the account was known by the Accountant General of the Federation.

Bello said that one of the reasons why the Zenith Bank account was regarded as official was that it was approved by the Office of the Accountant-General.

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