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Court Grants Former HoS Oyo-Ita Bail

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the former Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita bail.

The immediate past Head of Service of the Federation, who pleaded not guilty to fraud allegations brought against her.

Mrs. Oyo-Ita alongside eight others on Monday pleaded not guilty to an 18-count charge of fraud.

The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Monday granted her bail of N100m with sureties in like sum.

Justice Taiwo said that the sureties must be resident in Abuja and must be a civil servant not less than grade level 17 with property worth N100m while the other surety must show evidence of gainful employment.

He also noted that the sureties must depose to an affidavit to pay N100m in the eventuality that Oyo-Ita will be granted bail.

The two other defendants, Garba Umar and Ubonh Effiok were granted bail in the sum of N50m each.

Trial of the case has been fixed for 27th, 28th of May, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June for day to day trial.

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