EFCC to arraign ex-HoS, Oyo-Ita, 8 others Monday for N3b fraud

Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] will arraign the former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation [HoS], Winifred Oyo-Ita, over N3 billion fraud on Monday.

The acting EFCC spokesman, Mr, Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

Mr. Orilade said they would be arraigned for fraud in relation to DTA, estacodes, conference fees fraud and receiving kick-backs on contracts.

Oyo-Ita will be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.

She would be arraigned alongside her special assistant, Ubong Effiok; Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Ltd.; Garba Umar and his companies, Slopes International Ltd.; Gooddeal Investments Ltd.

Other defendants include U & U Global Services Ltd., belonging to Effiok and Prince Mega Logistics Ltd.

The statement noted: “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 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 Tomsin, made bogus claims of fictitious DTA, estacodes, conference fees which were paid by the government to the accounts of the suspects.”

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