The former head of the Civil service of the federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has been granted a bail of a 100 million naira after been arrested by EFCC for fraud of N3 billion Naira. She was presented before the federal high court in Abuja on an 18-count charge of laundering N3 Billion naira today, 23rd of March.
She was sacked in September 2019 but was arrested before she was sacked and that was in August and was later released on administrative bail after she spent 4 days with EFCC. The reason why she was sacked was that EFCC found about 600 million Naira in her aide bank account.
Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has been accused of fraud in connection with DTA, conference fees, estacodes and receiving a bribe or better-called kickbacks on contracts. She pleaded not guilty to all the charges levied against her today at the federal high court in Abuja and the Justice in charge of the case, Justice Taiwo Taiwo granted the bail of 100 million Naira.
According to lindaikeji, she was arrested alongside her assistant, Ubong Effiok; Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Ltd; Garba Umar and his companies, Slopes International Ltd and Good deal Investments Ltd, U & U Global Services Ltd belonging to Mr. Effiok, and Prince Mega Logistics Ltd.
And here is the count one charge;
“That you Winifred Oyo-Ita (whilst serving as a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Power) and Frontline Ace Global Services Limited (a company incorporated in Nigeria and of which Winifred Oyo-Ita is the sole signatory of its bank accounts at Zenith Bank) sometime in April, 2010 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court collaborated in disguising the genuine Ownership of an aggregate sum of N20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Naira only) paid by the Federal Ministry of Power into the Zenith Bank account of Frontline Ace Global Services Limited No: 1011518656 which sum was derived directly from an illegal act, to wit: corruption and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 14(1)(6) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004.”