The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is set to challenge the acquittal of the former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, of the N2bn money laundering charge.

EFCC had taken Stephen Oronsaye, and others, before a Federal High Court for diverting funds from government purse.

In dismissing the charge on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the Commission failed to establish the charges against the defendants.

But EFCC believes the trial judge erred by overlooking the evidence of the 21 witnesses called by the prosecution in the course of the trial.

According to the commission, the court ignored the confessional statement of one of the defendants, Osarenkhoe Afe.

According to EFCC’s head, media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission will appeal the judgment.

Oronsaye’s corruption trial commenced in 2015 when he was docked alongside the Managing Director of Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, Mr. Osarenkhoe Afe and three companies – Cluster Logistic Limited; Kangolo Dynamic Cleaning Limited, and Drew Investment & Construction Company Limited.

The 1st and 2nd defendants, are accused to have, between 2010 and 2011, used the companies as vehicles to siphon public funds to the tune of N2 billion through contract fraud.


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