ORONSAYE: AGF DIDN’T APPROVE OPENING OF ACCOUNT – WITNESS

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An FCT High Court on Monday heard that the Accountant General of the Federal (AGF) did not approve the Access Bank Account opened by a former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye. Mr. Hamma – Adama Bello, an officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), made this known when he testified as the sixth witness in the trial on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Oronsaye was alleged to have deposited money meant for the Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force which he chaired into a fixed bond in Access bank known only to him. Bello, who investigated the matter, told the Court that no other member was aware of this second account.

The witness, led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Offem Uket, said the rule was that ministries or agencies could not invest fund without the approval from the office of the AGF.

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