Steve Orosanye, the former Head of Civil Service (HoS) has just been nabbed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sources at the anti-graft agency informed that Oronsaye was taken into custody over allegation of corruption and obtaining money by false pretence, barely eight months after his initial arrest.
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 N240million from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
His alibi was that he was going to be of assistance to the committee, an act which he carried out without the knowledge of other committee members. Oronsaye, it was gathered, proceeded to convert the said sum to his personal use.
A top source at EFCC disclosed that the former top bureaucrat was re-arrested at about 4.30 pm on Tuesday. “What we are doing now is simply dotting the ‘I’ and crossing the ‘t’. Investigation is almost concluded and the suspect will be charged to court any time from now,” a top source within the agency informed.