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Anxiety as N108m fraud rocks Enugu orthopaedic hospital

By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU—MEMBERS of National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu Cooperative, Thrift and Loan Society, have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, demanding investigation and recovery of N107.93 million, allegedly embezzled by the immediate past executive of the cooperative society.

Counsel to the thrift society, Mr. Emeka Abah in the petition to EFCC said that “the trustees fraudulently managed their affair during their tenure in office, withdrawing money via cheques and such money withdrawn were higher than the amount written in the cheque stubs.

“Some cheques were written and torned out of the cheque booklets but were not found in the statement of account of the cooperative society. The sum of N5,513,520, five million, five hundred and thirteen thousand, five hundred and twenty Naira only, were padded in the course of the above exercise.

“We therefore urge you to use your good office to investigate the aforementioned and/ or former trustees for the alleged offences stated herein.”

When approached for their reaction, former president of the cooperative society, Mr. Etukodo Ibanga said the matter was already in court.


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