EFCC ARAIGNS FORMER HEAD OF SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION FOR ESTACODE FRAUD - NEWS EXTRA ONLINE

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Monday, 23 March 2020

EFCC ARAIGNS FORMER HEAD OF SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION FOR ESTACODE FRAUD



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the immediate former Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoS), Winnifred Oyo-Ita.

Others arraigned along with Oyo-Ita 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 were arraigned for frauds relating to Duty Tour Allowances, (DTA), Estacodes, conference fees fraud and receiving kick-backs on contracts.

During investigation by EFCC, 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.

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