Head Of Service Oyo-Ita Faces Dismissal, Prosecution Over N3 Billion Link To Her Account


The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOSF) Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita along with some Permenet secretaries, directors and heads of government agencies face dismissal and prosecution for $3 billion fraud allegation against her and the top civil servants by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A top EFCC source told our correspondent, on Friday that the embattled Oyo-Ita was detained last Thursday for four days and later released to attend to her health on administrative bail pending the conclusion of investigation of the case.

The said linked to the embattled HOCSF N3 billion our investigations revealed are proceeds from phony contracts by Mrs. Oyo-Ita’s proxies in Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), proceeds from bribe for promotions, postings of directors, permanent secretaries and other sundry corrupt practices.

Our correspondents gathered that the EFCC plans to prosecute Mrs Oyo-Ita along with directors and permanent secretaries linked with the corrupt case once a “prima facie case is established against them”.

“Mrs. Oyo-Ita will soon be re-arrested and taken to court for prosecution once we conclude our investigations. Although I can not confirm to you the exact date but I can confirm to you that she will definitely be prosecutes along with all those linked with the corruption case. Our findings so far showed how terrible and corrupt the civil service is, ” the EFCC source who spoke to our correspondent, on the condition of anonymity said.

A few months ago, the Amnesty office accused a former director in its office of offering Mrs. Oyo-Ita N5 million as monthly bribe for posting and protection of the director while he served in the office. The office also accused the Accountant General of the Federation of receiving similar bribe from the same director but the AGF dismissed the allegation as false and ridiculous.