By Vision Reporter
The case against the former NSSF board chairman, Geoffrey Onegi- Obel, charged with abuse of office has been adjourned to May 6.
Justice Margaret Tibulya of the Anti-Corruption Court on Thursday adjourned the case after state attorney Rogers Kinobe from Inspectorate of Government (IGG) said the director of legal affairs Sydney Asubo who is prosecuting the case was not able to be in court.
Onegi-Obel is accused of causing loss in the botched $225 Nsimbe Housing Estate deal and abuse of office.
Onegi- Obel had petitioned the Constitutional Court in 2011 challenging his prosecution by the Inspectorate of Government but the Constitutional Court dismissed his petition and directed that he should be tried.
The charges against Onegi-Obel were instituted in 2010. The IGG said he committed the offences between 2004 and 2005.
The funds the IGG said were pilfered during transactions in which NSSF, through a company called Premier, entered a joint venture with Mugoya, Estates Ltd a private business company.
The venture involved a plan to construct 5000 housing units by Nsimbe Holdings Ltd.
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