EFCC Arraigns Ex-Accountant, Administrator Of Adamawa-German Medical Centre Over Alleged N51.1m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the former Administrator and former Accountant of the Adamawa state German Medical Centre, Hajiya Fadimatu Sani Yakubu and Ibrahim Sani Husseini before High Court Yola over alleged misappropriation of Fifty-one million, one hundred and sixty-eight thousand, three and sixty-eight Naira (N51,168,368.00).

In a suit with case no. HC/ADST/118/C/2022 the duo were arraigned for Ten (10) count charges of criminal breach of trust by public servants contrary to section 306 of the Penal code, laws of Adamawa state.

The duo was alleged to have been using fake receipts bearing Gabbyto Pharmacy Ltd cash/credit invoices and that of one company named G & G Venture to defraud the hospital (Adamawa-German medical centre) for their personal selfish interests.

At a hearing on Thursday, before the court presided over by Justice Danladi Muhammad the EFCC legal counsel, Barrister A.M Labaran told the court that the accused persons conspired and committed the alleged offences sometimes between January and December 2018 while holding sway as administrator and Accountant at the centre.

Barrister Lawan while leading the prosecution witnesses in testimony tendered four receipts where the owner of the Gabbyto Pharmacy Ltd. Mr. Gabriel Okwuma was ordered to compare the original and fake receipts and explain to the court the identity of his authentic receipts and invoices which he did by saying his company’s receipt has only 4 digits while the fake one has 6-8 digits on it.

Also in his testimony the second witness in the case, Mr. Cosmas Anene of Cosmamaco Investment Nigeria told the court the name G & G ventures given as his company was not correct stressing that his firm supplies car batteries and not pharmaceutical items.

Barrister Lawan asked the court to admit and mark those receipts as exhibits A to D which would be used as evidence in the future hearing (trial proceedings).

On his part the Defence counsel, Barrister Salihu Adamu also led the two witnesses docked by clarifying relevant information about their businesses, receipts and contractual engagements with the Adamawa German Hospital in which Mr. Gabriel of Gabby to pharmacy confirmed that his company has business engagements.

The second witness, Mr. Anene denied in categorical terms Of any business relationship between his company and the Adamawa German medical centre as tendered by the Prosecution.

After exhausting the testimonies of the witnesses by the prosecution and defence counsels, the court adjourned the case to the 1st of March 2023 for continuation of proceedings.

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