EFCC to arraign ex-Head of Service, Oyo-Ita, 8 others Monday

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Monday, arraign the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HoCSF, Winnifred Oyo-Ita for alleged fraud.

A statement on the agency’s official Twitter page, said Oyo-Ita will be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.

Others to be arraigned alongside Oyo-Ita are: Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Limited; Garba Umar and his companies: Slopes International Limited; Gooddeal Investments Limited.

They will be arraigned for fraud in relation to Duty Tour Allowances, DTA; Estacodes; conference fees fraud and receiving kick-backs on contracts.

Ubong Okon Effiok and his own company, U & U Global Services Limited and Prince Mega Logistics Limited.

“During investigation, it was discovered that Oyo-Ita, in her roles in the civil service as Director, Permanent Secretary and Head of Service, used her companies as well as Effiok’s and Umar’s companies as fronts to receive kickbacks from contractors of various ministries

and parastatals where she worked.

“The former head of service in collusion with Effiok who was her Special Assistant, along with one Titus Okunriboye Tomsin, made bogus claims of fictitious DTA, Estacodes, conference fees which were paid by the government to the accounts of the suspects.”

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Oyo- Ita indefinitely.

Oyo-Ita, who was asked to proceed on indefinite leave to allow the conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

 

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