Posted on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 12:24 PM

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the international and diplomatic passports of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, restricting her movement to be within the country  pending investigation into an alleged N3billion fraud.

EFCC says plans are in place to  invite three Permanent Secretaries and some Directors of Procurement for interaction over some contracts awarded to firms with link to the Head of Service.

Source says  EFCC may  have  decided to restrict Oyo-Ita’s movement so that she can be available for  interrogation when the need arises.
 
Although she is hospitalized having complained of being ill, sources said security operatives had been deployed to monitor her movement in the Abuja hospital.

A source, who spoke in confidence  said: “The latest about the ongoing investigation is that the EFCC has seized the international and diplomatic passports of the Head of Service.

“In line with normal investigative procedure, we need to restrict her movement to the country to enable her attend more interrogation sessions which have been lined up for her.

“We are monitoring her progress in the hospital until she is stable enough to come for another round of grilling.”

The source added: “We may invite some Permanent Secretaries and others because our investigation shows fresh clues during analysis of letters of award of contracts in some ministries, departments and agencies.

“All the accounts of the affected companies have been placed under watch till they are clear of any infraction.”

 

 

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