N123bn Fraud: EFCC Quizzes Former Head of Service, Oronsanye

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A former Head of Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsanye, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over issues bothering on corruption while in office.Orosanye was summoned to the EFCC headquarters in Wuse 2, on Wednesday where he is currently being interrogated.

Spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Mr. Oronsaye is with the anti-graft agency at the moment.

It could be recalled that Oronsanye was made the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in June 2009 and retired in November 16, 2010.


However, in September 2014, the office of the Auditor General of the Federation released a report, which accused him of embezzling N123billion.

The 169-page report, entitled “Special Audit of the Accounts of the Civil Pensions”, found Oronsaye guilty of allegedly presiding over the looting of the nation’s resources during his tenure.

Despite the allegation of financial embezzlement, the former HOS maintained a juicy relationship with former president Goodluck Jonathan.


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