June 15, 2021

EFCC Arraings The EX-Head Of Civil Service Alongside Eight Others:

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday Arraigned the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winnifred Oyo-Ita over N3bn graft.

Winnifred was arraigned before Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.

The EX-HOS was sacked in September last year after about N600m was allegedly found in the bank account of her aide.

EFCC investigations reportedly traced about N3bn to Oyo-Ita, it was said to be kickbacks on contracts, illegal estacodes and duty tour allowance received from the government.

She would be arraigned alongside her special assistant, Ubong Effiok and eight others.

A statement made in Abuja on Sunday by the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said they would be arraigned for fraud in relation to DTA, estacodes, conference fee fraud and receiving kick-backs on contracts.

It was said, “During the 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.

Yesterday being Monday her court case commenced together with her accomplice.

Image source: Economic And Financial Crimes Commission

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