By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA— Operatives of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, have arrested the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Idi- Aba, Abeokuta, Dr. Dapo Sotiloye and other top officials for allegedly embezzling N88 million meant for 2010 housing allowance for the staff.
Vanguard gathered that the ICPC operatives stormed the hospital yesterday, to serve Sotiloye, the Head of Accountants, Heads of Administrative and Works departments, as well as leaders of former and current Senior and Junior staff of the hospital with summon letters to appear at the state office of State Security Service, SSS, for interrogation.
The Medical Director, according to the findings was later arrested by operatives of ICPC after Interrogation by the operatives of ICPC from Abuja.
Confirming the arrest of the FMC’s Medical Director, the state Coordinator of ICPC, Idris Abu told Vanguard that Sotiloye was arrested for alleged fraud which according to him violated the
ICPC Act 2004, saying “I can confirm to you that, Sotiloye has been arrested by our operatives for alleged fraudulent act. Five months allowance was mismanaged.”
He stated that the ICPC acted on a petition from the staff of the federal government-owned hospital over 2010 rent allowance of the staff.
Abu however kept mum on the fate of the arrested Medical Director, saying that, the commission would ensure it investigated how the money was spent.
Reacting to the arrest of the top officials, the Public Relations Officer of the Hopsital, Segun Orisajo, “honestly, if I have anything on the matter , I will tell you, but for now, I have no comment. I promised you that, I will get across to you when I get anything”.