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Pension cash fraud: Courtroom grants ex-HoS, Oronsaye permission to journey out of Nigeria

The Federal Excessive Courtroom Abuja, on Friday, granted permission to a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Stephen Oronsaye, to journey overseas for medical therapy.

Oronsaye is being tried, alongside others, for allegedly utilizing inflated biometrics enrollment contracts, collective allowances and different schemes to siphon cash from accounts during which pensioners’ funds have been stored.

On the resumed trial on Friday, a lawyer from Oronsaye’s authorized crew, Mr Barth Ogar, stated that he had an utility from his consumer looking for the depart of the courtroom to journey overseas for medical therapy.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Mr O. A. Atolagbe advised the courtroom that the prosecution didn’t normally oppose such functions.

He, nonetheless, prayed the courtroom to make an order such that the defendant’s counsel would assure that he would return to face his trial.

Atolagbe stated that this had turn into obligatory as a result of Oronsaye was admitted to bail primarily based on self-recognisance and that the one factor the courtroom had from him was his worldwide passport which might now be launched to him.

In his quick ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo granted Oronsaye depart to journey out of Nigeria for medical consideration, NAN stories.

He stated the order was predicated on the medical report hooked up to the applying.

The decide additional ordered that Oronsaye’s worldwide passport be launched to him and that he should write an endeavor that he would return to Nigeria to face his trial.

Ekwo adjourned the matter until Dec. 14 to rule on a pending utility.