Oyo-Ita’s trial begins tomorrow – P.M. News

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Winifred Oyo-Ita : trial for alleged fraud begins tomorrow

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, will be docked tomorrow by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

She will be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja on a charge of fraud in relation to Duty Tour Allowances, DTA; Estacodes; conference fees fraud and receiving kick-backs on contracts.

Others to be arraigned with her are: 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.

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 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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