N2bn Scam: Court Grants Oronsaye Leave to Travel


Steven Oronsaye, former head of civil service

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted a former Head of Service, HoS of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, who is standing trial for a N2 billion pension fraud, the permission to travel to India for medicals and to return for continuation of his trial in January 2018.

Oronsaye is standing trial along with Osarenkhoe Afe, managing director, Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, and both are alleged to be complicit in several contract awards during his tenure as HoS.

Ade Okeaya-Inneh, SAN, lead counsel for Oronsaye at the proceeding of December 12, 2017, moved the motion dated November 11, 2017 and filed on same day, applying that he be granted the said permission.

In granting the application, the trial judge ruled that: “The DCI litigation of the Federal High Court, shall release the international…

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