How pension funds were diverted through non-existent contracts —Witness


By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor

ABUJA—The trial of Stephen Oronsaye, a former Head of Service of the Federatioion, HoSF, continued, yesterday, with a prosecution witness, Rouqayya Ibrahim, narrating how pension funds were diverted through the approval and release of funds for non-existent contracts.

*Mr. Stephen Oronsaye

Oronsaye is standing trial before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja on a 24-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretence.

At the proceeding, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, applied to tender three statements made to the EFCC by Oronsaye during the course of investigations. The statements were identified by Ibrahim, who is a member of the EFCC’s Pension Fraud Team that recorded the statements.

There were no objections to the admissibility of the statements as Joe Agi, the lead counsel for…

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