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EFCC arraigns Ex-Head of Service—Oyo-Ita, gets N100m bail


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned the former Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita at the Federal High Court in Abuja before Justice Taiwo Taiwo.

Mrs. Oyo-Ita was arraigned on an 18-count charges of money laundering and fraud, among others, with two of her former aides, Garba Umar and Ubong Okon Effiok, as well as six companies charged alongside them.

Upon their arraignment, they all pleaded not guilty, the six companies charged with them.

Ruling, Justice Taiwo granted Oyo-Ita bail at N100m, while Umar and Effiok got bail at N50m each.

The judge stipulated that each of the defendants must provide two sureties and must report at the EFCC office for the next seven days until they meet the bail conditions.

Justice Taiwo, who released them to their lawyer, warned that they will be remanded in custody should fail to meet the bail conditions at the expiration of the seven days.

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