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Ex-HoS Oyo-Ita’s trial for October 20

Ex-HoS Oyo-Ita’s trial for October 20

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja

The absence of the stenographer at a Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja yesterday stalled the deliberate opening of trial within the case in opposition to the fast previous Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita and 9 others.

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) filed an 18-count cost bordering on fraud in opposition to the accused.

Oyo-Ita is charged along with her Particular Assistant, Ubong Effiok; Frontline Ace World Companies Restricted; Asanaya Initiatives Restricted; Garba Umar, his firms, Slopes Worldwide Restricted and Gooddeal Investments Restricted; U & U World Companies Restricted (allegedly belonging to Effiok) and Prince Mega Logistics Restricted.

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On the point out of the case, prosecuting lawyer Mohammed Abubakar mentioned the enterprise of the day was for the prosecution to open its case.

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Abubakar mentioned he had two witnesses in courtroom and was able to proceed, topic to the courtroom’s comfort.

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Though attorneys to the defendants mentioned they had been equally prepared, Justice Taiwo Taiwo mentioned the courtroom couldn’t proceed with the case as a result of the stenographer was not out there.

The decide mentioned he was not snug recording proceedings along with his hand and would like the stenographer was available.

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He averred that because the case didn’t fall within the classes of these to be given particular consideration throughout the COVID-19 disaster, he would adjourn it until a later date.

On the settlement of attorneys to all of the events, Justice Taiwo adjourned until October 20. Oyo-Ita is accused of partaking in fraud in relation to Responsibility Tour Allowance, estacodes, convention charges and receiving kickbacks on contracts.

Ex-HoS Oyo-Ita’s trial for October 20

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