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Head of Service Oyo-Ita is under investigation for alleged N3billion fraud (image courtesy: Jones Bamidele/NAN)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is still probing ex-Head of Service of the Federation (HOS) Winifred Oyo-Ita, Concise News reports.

According to the EFCC, it is investigating the former HOS over an alleged N3.6 billion traced to accounts linked to her.

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Concise News learned that the money was suspected to be bribes from contractors in Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.

The spokesman of the anti-graft agency Wilson Uwujaren said investigations into the matter have reached an advanced stage.

Uwujaren told Daily Trust that the EFCC will soon go public on then Oyo-Ita would be arraigned.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday told Oyo-Ita to go on an indefinite retirement leave. 

Buhari replaced her with Yemi-Esan in acting capacity with immediate effect.

Critic Condemns ‘Sack’

A critic of the President Buhari administration Reno Omokri has condemned the ‘sacking’ of Winifred Oyo-Ita as Head of Civil Service of the Federation, claiming that the president never forgives Concise News understands.

In a tweet, Omokri noted that Oyo-Ita was sacked because she ‘exposed’ the president’s action of recalling sacked pension boss Maina.

Omokri, a former presidential aid, said: “The ONLY reason this woman has been sacked is because General Buhari never forgives.

“He had pencilled her for DISGRACE since the day her memo exposing Buhari as the man behind the recall and promotion of pension thief Maina, leaked.”