Kano - Two former clerks of the National Orthopedic Hospital in Dala, Kano State, have been arraigned in court for defrauding the institution to the tune of more than N3 million.
Umar Yusuf and Ibrahim Ahmed Bebeji have appeared before Justice Dije Aboki of the State High Court Kano on a three-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and theft.
It is alleged between January and September in 2013, the pair allegedly conspired and fraudulently altered information on official revenue receipts in their custody for services rendered to individuals.
An audit report carried out by the Hospital Management revealed that, the sum of more than N3,3 million was collected as revenue by the accused.
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However, the duo declared and paid the sum of N150 314 to the hospital coffers while pocketing the rest.
The accused persons are pleading not guilty to the charges.
Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Musa Isa, asked the court for a date for hearing sequel to the plea of the accused pair.
EFCC is seeking their prosecution.
Justice Aboki granted the accused bail with two sureties of not below Grade Level 12. The sureties must sign a bond of one million naira each.
The accused are to be remanded in prison custody until their bail conditions are met.
The case has been adjourned to October 8 for commencement of trial.
- CAJ News