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N570M Fraud: Court Adjourns Ex HoS Oyo Ita Trial To July 8

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Justice of the Federal High Court sitting in has adjourned to July 8 the trial of former Head of Service, Winnifred Oyo-Ita who is facing charges over an alleged N570million fraud.

N570M Fraud: Court Adjourns Ex HoS Oyo Ita Trial To July 8
N570M Fraud: Court Adjourns Ex HoS Oyo Ita Trial To July 8

The Presiding judge adjourned the hearing date due to the absence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission lawyer who filed the charge.

Those arraigned alongside the former HOS were Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Limited; Garba Umar and his companies: Slopes International Limited; Good Deal Investments Limited; Ubong Okon Effiok and his own company, U & U Global Services Limited and Prince Mega Logistics Limited.

The defendants were accused of fraud in relation to duty tour allowances (DTA); estacode; conference fees fraud and receiving kickbacks on contracts.

According to the anti-corruption agency, investigations revealed 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 parastatal agencies she worked

Adelowo Adegboyega
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