Oyo-Ita Arraigned, Gets N100m Bail

Former Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has been granted N100million bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday following her arraignment on charges of money laundering, fraud, among others.


Ita-Oyo was arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo on an 18-count charge. She was arraigned with two of her former aides – Garba Umar and Ubong Okon Effiok.

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Upon their arraignment, the three pleaded not guilty, while not guilty plea was equally recorded for six companies charged with them.

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

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The judge directed that each of the defendants must provide two sureties, among other conditions.

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