By PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI—Management of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, FETHA, weekend, advised prospective employees of the hospital to desist from transacting business with any individual who was not a staff of the institution.
Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, CMAC, of the hospital, Dr. Chinedu Nwigwe, gave the advice while briefing newsmen in his office.
He revealed that the hospital last month got reports of some individuals posing as top management staff of the institution and were busy defrauding unsuspecting members of the public of huge sums of money
Nwigwe, who alleged that the syndicate was led by one Peter Ukana claiming to be a director of administration in the institution, stressed that the fraudster and his cohorts had an account number with one of the new generation banks where most unsuspecting Nigerians in need of employment had lost their money.
He said: “The public is therefore advised to desist from transacting any business with Mr Peter Ukana as he has no relationship whatsoever with FETHA.
”Even while the hospital had neither advertised nor conducted interviews for employment, the said Peter Ukana had already perfected his act with some of his victims presenting fake employment letters to them; these letters are issued by the same Peter Ukana.”
According to him, the hospital management has reported the matter to the relevant security agencies and expressed hope that those behind the criminal act will soon be apprehended.
”The public is also advised to always make enquiries in the event of doubt as to who to deal with on behalf of the hospital management,” he counselled.