EFCC interrogates head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over N3bn fraud

Head of Service of the Federation Winifred Oyo-Ita
Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, for alleged N3 billion contract scam.

Mrs Oyo-Ita was quizzed for four days beginning from August 8 and kept in the agency’s custody, The Nation has said.


She was also interrogated over abuse of duty tour allowance, money laundering and stealing of government funds.

Oyo-Ita had in July denied reports that N16 billion meant for Civil Servants Group Life Insurance Scheme (GLIS) was stolen from her office.

The HoS has now been admitted in a private hospital in Jabi, Abuja after being released on administrative bail.

The EFCC is said to have blocked an account linked to one of Oyo-Ita’s close aides which contain about N600 million which is unaccounted for.


The commission is working on obtaining an interim forfeiture order to seize the cash.

The N3 billion said to be linked personally to Oyo-Ita allegedly came in through proxy companies.

The monies linked to her were discovered during a probe of a former minister under who she served as permanent secretary.