EFCC To Arraign Oyo-Ita For Fraud on Monday
A former head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita is set to be arraigned over alleged fraud on Monday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stated this in a statement on Sunday.
In a statement by the commissioner acting spokesman, Tony Orilade said that Oyo-Ita will be arraigned alongside eight other suspects.
The anti graft agency listed other suspects 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 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.