Let Me Retire Honourably, Oyo-Ita Begs After Alleged N3b Scam
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred
Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has pleaded that the case against her be stepped
down and she should be allowed to retire honourably.
The number one civil servant made this plead amidst the #3 Billion
contract scam investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Although she admitted introducing some people to some
Permanent Secretaries for assistance, she said she was doing so
without realizing the implication.
She claimed she does not own proxy companies under any guise
and has no many upscale assets in Abuja.
Mrs Oyo-Ita said although she collected Duty Tour Allowance
(DTA) without travelling, the indulgence was not a regular
She also alleged that the EFCC had planned to arraign her on
August 19, 2019, but she had to remain in a hospital to take care of
Detectives have also discovered that the Project Accountant, in
whose account N600 million was found, is on Grade Level 12.
Oyo-Ita, however, said the Accountant in the Office of the Head of
the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) was not her aide but he
reports to a Director of Finance and Administration who also
reports to a Permanent Secretary before the Head of Service
comes into the picture.