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Former Head Of Civil Service Oyo-Ita In Court Over Fraud Allegations

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission is set to arraign Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, former Head of Service of the Federation, at the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja.

She is to be arraigned along with eight others before Justice Taiwo Taiwo.

Oyo-Ita and two others were arraigned before the court by justice Taiwo Taiwo, on an 18 count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of about 471,633,291.on March 23,

Ubong Effiok( her special assistant) and Garba Umar, are among the defendants.

Other defendants are Frontline Ace Global Services Limited, Asanaya Projects Ltd, Garba Umar Slopes International Ltd.; Gooddeal Investments Ltd; U & U Global Services Ltd, which is owned by to Effiok and Prince Mega Logistics Limited.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The EFCC is prosecuting her and eight others for allegedly receiving kickbacks on contracts, illegal estacodes and duty tour allowance from the government, during her time as Deputy Director of the Ministry of Power, and head of service.

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