EFCC Arrests Oronsaye For Obtaining Money By False Pretense


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday night, arrested a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Steve Oronsaye, over allegation of corruption and obtaining money by false pretense.

Oronsaye who is already being prosecuted by the EFCC on 24 counts of money laundering before a Federal High Court, Abuja, is alleged to have abused his position as Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force and obtained the sum of N240 million from the Central Bank of Nigeria under 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.

Vanguard quoted a “top source” in the EFCC to have said that the former top bureaucrat who had been on administrative bail over other financial crimes being probed by the agency, was re-arrested at about 4.30 pm on Tuesday.