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    The federal high court in Abuja has ordered the permanent forfeiture of funds allegedly linked to the former Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita.

    According to sources, the particulars of the case were not read out in the open court when the judge, Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, gave the order.

    Oyo-Ita is entangled in a N3 billion fraud allegation, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating.

    However, she has on several occasions denied any wrongdoing.

    READ ALSO: N116b Has Been Paid To Customers Of Liquidated Banks -NDIC

    At the court on Thursday, M.S Abubakar, counsel to the EFCC, said the funds were voluntarily returned to the commission as proceeds of crime.

    The counsel said no one has challenged the order of the court when it made a ruling for the temporary forfeiture of the funds.

    According to him, the funds have been paid into an account domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as soon as it was returned by the suspect.

    Oyo-Ita has since resigned her appointment as head of service, and was replaced by Folashade Yemi-Esan.

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