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Abuja Hospital Denies Issuing Fani-Kayode Medical Report

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The Kubwa General Hospital on Wednesday told the Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja, that a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, was never a patient at the medical facility.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned the former minister before Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe on 12 counts of forgery.

The EFCC accused Fani-Kayode of forging medical reports to mislead the court and procuring documents under false pretences, contrary to Section 369 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

At the resumed proceedings on Wednesday, the Head of Medical Records at the hospital, Bassey Amah, while being led in evidence by the counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, noted that Fani-Kayode did not have any record with the hospital.

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He said, “On October 3rd, 2021, the Kubwa General Hospital received a letter from the EFCC to investigate the authenticity of a medical report on Mr Femi Fani-Kayode and the investigation by the hospital revealed that Mr Fani-Kayode does not have a record with the facility. The document is not authentic.”

Amah, who further told the court that the hospital never issued any medical report to the defendant, said, “As I said earlier, Mr Fani-Kayode is not our patient and has no medical report in our hospital. The name is not even found there.

“The doctor that signed the medical report is not our doctor. The number is not our hospital unit number.”

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Earlier, Fani-Kayode’s counsel, Norrison Quakers (SAN), objected to the tendering of the letter of request by the EFCC to the hospital, dated October 3, 2021, and the response of the hospital, dated October 13, 2021.

Quakers objected on the grounds that the head of medical records was not the maker of the document.

He said, “The witness introduced himself as Bassey Amah; he is not the maker. He can’t even give evidence on the document.”

Justice Abike-Fadipe adjourned the matter till February 25, 2022.

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