Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arraigned the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Winifred Oyo-Ita and eight other for alleged N3billion fraud.
EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said that she will be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Others to be arraigned along 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. They will be arraigned for fraud in relation to Duty Tour Allowances (DTA), estacodes; conference fee fraud and receiving kickbacks on contracts.
Orilade said that 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 firms 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, the EFCC said made bogus claims of fictitious DTA, estacodes, and conference fees which were paid by the government to the accounts of the suspects.