Former Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita will be arraigned in court tomorrow, March 23rd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on allegations of corruption. She will be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.
In a statement on Sunday, Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesman, said Oyo-Ita will be arraigned alongside eight other suspects.
He listed the other suspects to include Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Limited; Garba Umar and his companies: Slopes International Limited; Gooddeal Investments Limited; Ubong Okon Effiok and his own company, U & U Global Services Limited and Prince Mega Logistics Limited.
Orilade said the nine suspects will be arraigned at the federal high court in Abuja.
“They will be arraigned for fraud in relation to Duty Tour Allowances, DTA; Estacodes; conference fees fraud and receiving kick-backs on contracts,” the statement read.
“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.”
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