₦100M FRAUD: FMC ABEOKUTA MANAGEMENT ISSUES 72 HOURS ULTIMATUM TO CACOL TO RETRACT ALLEGATIONS OR FACE COURT ACTION - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

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₦100M FRAUD: FMC ABEOKUTA MANAGEMENT ISSUES 72 HOURS ULTIMATUM TO CACOL TO RETRACT ALLEGATIONS OR FACE COURT ACTION

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The  Management of Federal Medical Centre, Idi-aba Abeokuta has issued a 72 hous ultimatum to the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) to retract an allegation of  ₦100M fraud leveled  against the Medical Director and two Deputy Directors in the Centre or face a court action.

 

Recalled that CACOL purportedly petitioned the ICPC and EFCC over allegations of diversion of  ₦100M  compensation funds meant for the Ajibayo villagers whose lands were acquired  for the proposed University of  Medicine and Medical Sciences .

 

According to the press statement signed by Segun Orisajo, Head, Public Relations and Information, The contents of the petition which among other things alleged  “failure to show due process in the financial management of the Centre”  were published by some bloggers,   without recourse to establishing their veracity, which in itself is a violation of ethical responsible journalism.

 

The Centre views the CACOL’s allegations as laughable, charade , frivolous and smacks of desperate attempts  by some disgruntled elements to malign the cherished  and jealously guarded character of officers so named in the petition.

 

The Management would ordinarily have ignored the petition and the subsequent sponsored publications for lack of substance but on the other hand chose to set the records straight for the benefit of numerous Nigerians who believed in the integrity, godly virtues , transparency and  impeccable character of the individuals mentioned in the publications. 

 

Contrary to the make-belief spurious allegations by the CACOL, due process was indeed strictly followed in all financial issues surrounding the payment of compensation to the affected Ajibayo villagers about two years ago.

 

For the avoidance of doubts, the Ogun State Bureau of Lands and Survey and  Ministry of Agriculture  supervised the presentation of  Cheques to the Ajibayo beneficiaries in the full glare of Print and Electronic media practitioners .  Substantial evidences abound to substantiate this statement.

 

This fact was further corroborated by the Secretary to the Heads of Ajibayo Village and environs, Mr Taiwo Olukunle Abdul Quadir who vehemently dismissed in its entirety  the allegations of impropriety being leveled against the Medical Director and two of his directors. 

 

The Secretary described the petition and publications as “malicious action with the mission to blackmail the good name of the Medical Director and his subordinates.  I see this move as a regrettable act of rewarding diligence, truthfulness and transparency of the Medical Director who organized the presentation of cheques to all of us  in an elaborate  occasion supervised by the relevant Ministry and Agency in Ogun State with the full Media coverage. Nothing was shady in the whole exercise.” —Mr Quadir submitted.

 

The Management has therefore urged members of the public to disregard the petition and publications as concocted falsehood, fallacious, baseless, fabricated lies and  far from the truth.

 

Similarly, the management has warned  individuals and groups who are behind the latest ignominious act to find something worthwhile doing rather than engaging in the fruitless  race of shadow chasing.

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