Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail to the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, in the sum of N100 million with two sureties in like sum.
Oyo-Ita pleaded not guilty to the charges slammed against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
She was accused of fraud in relation to DTA, estacodes, conference fees and receiving kickbacks on contracts.
She was arraigned by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, on an 18-count charge alongside Frontline Ace Global Services Limited and Asanaya Projects Limited. Charged along with her are Mr Garba Umar and his companies: Slopes International Limited and Good Deal Investments Limited. Also charged is Mr Ubong Okon Effiok and his own company, U & U Global Services Limited and Prince Mega Logistics Limited.
Mrs Oyo-Ita was arrested last August and released on administrative bail after spending four days in EFCC custody. She was subsequently sacked in September after about N600 million was allegedly found in the bank account of her aide.